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During the holiday season, as with all other seasons, multiple risks exists to increase the likelihood of a potential cavity to arise. Cavities often occur due to poor oral hygiene or oral accidents or injuries, so it is important to always maintain proper cavity prevention techniques and follow necessary safety procedures. We hope you enjoy your holiday season, but we want you to do it safely.

Protecting your teeth against the dangers of tooth decay can occur in a variety of means. A highly effective dental restoration treatment to consider is dental sealants, which can help paint a thin layer of material over teeth that are most at risk, specifically your premolars and molars to help lower the risk of tooth decay by as much as 80%. Dental sealants are extremely effective and can be placed on children as young as six or whenever their molars begin to grow in.

Beyond tooth restorations, you can help prevent cavities with an effective diet and proper cleaning habits. Always make sure to eat nutritious meals that are low in sugar and acidic substances that can cause dental erosion. Furthermore, brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once a day to remove any harmful acids, plaque buildup, and food debris from your mouth.

For any further questions or concerns about cavity prevention, Robert Rebert, Jr., DDS is here to help. For oral health care treatments, we can offer a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Robert Rebert and our team at our dentist office in Metairie, Louisiana. To schedule an appointment, call us at 504-885-7510.