How can you prevent dental caries?
If you have a sensible diet, a good flow of saliva, a cleaning routine and your teeth get an
appropriate fluoride exposure, you are unlikely to get decay. So, you can prevent decay by:
- Being careful with how often you eat sugary foods or have sugary drinks.
- Brushing and flossing your teeth carefully to reduce the amount of bacteria on their surfaces.
- Using fluoride toothpaste. This will make the surfaces of teeth more resistant to acid. The fluoride in our water supply strengthens the developing teeth of infants and children.