Cavity Prevention

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Cavities are among the most common dental problems. Unfortunately, they are also among the most dangerous. When left untreated, cavities can lead to severe discomfort, tooth infection, and eventual tooth loss. This is one of the many reasons it is important to visit Fresno dentist Dr. George Miyake every six months for routine cleanings and examinations. These visits allow Dr. Miyake to detect cavities in their earliest stages and to provide treatments before more serious issues arise.

If you live in or around Fresno and are overdue for a dental examination, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS online or by calling 559-224-0103 today to schedule your next appointment.

Preventing Cavities at Home

Cavity prevention begins at home with a solid oral hygiene routine. This should include:

  • Brushing teeth with a soft-bristled tooth brush and fluoride toothpaste after every meal and snack
  • Flossing both morning and night

You may wish to add a mouthwash to your daily routine. However, it is best to discuss mouthwash options with Dr. Miyake to make sure you are choosing the right one for your particular needs.

You can further prevent cavities by limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Dental erosion, which can lead to cavities, has been directly linked to daily consumption of soda and fruit juice. Limiting these beverages will help prevent cavities and keep your teeth strong and attractive for years to come.

Professional Services

In addition to steps you take at home, Dr. Miyake offers a range of cavity prevention services. These include professional cleanings and fluoride treatments along with more restorative options such as dental bonding and inlays/onlays. We can discuss all of our cavity prevention services with you in greater detail during your next visit to our office.

To schedule your next appointment with Dr. Miyake, please call 559-224-0103 today. Our family dentist serves Madera, Tulare, Clovis, and surrounding areas from our comfortable and welcoming Fresno office.