Top 5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay | Riverside, CA

Tooth decay is one of the most common problems in general dentistry seen among patients.  Dr. Gerald Middleton of Riverside, CA encourages good oral health and regular dental checkups help to fight against tooth decay.  The following are five tips to help prevent tooth decay.

Fluoride Therapy: It is the delivery of fluoride to the teeth topically or systemically in order to prevent tooth decay (dental caries) which results in cavities.  Fluoride Therapy delivery involves fluoride supplementation using water, salt, tablets or drops which are swallowed.  Tablets or drops are rarely used where public water supplies are fluoridated.

Brushing your teeth:  Brushing and flossing properly, along with regular dental checkups, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.  Brushing your teeth three times a day makes your teeth stronger.

Regular general dentistry checkups:  It is very important to seek the help of a dentist since they know a lot about it.  They know what to do and where to focus on your teeth.

Dental sealant: It is the dental treatment that consists of plastic material that covers one or more teeth, for preventing of cavities and tooth decay.  Dental sealants are applied in a dentist’s office.

Dietary snacks: It is good to limit sweet snacks as excessive intake of sweets alters’ your blood sugar. If you avoid snacks, you may be depriving your body of nutrition from food.  Good snacks should include healthy proteins and fats.

Make an appointment with Dr. Gerald Middleton today to ensure your mouth is as healthy as it should be.  Contact Dr. Gerald Middleton at (951) 688-3442 or

Dr. Gerald Middleton also proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding areas.

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