How to avoid cavities between teeth?

Cavities between teeth is a well known dental illness caused by caries. However, did you know that, in most cases, cavities occur between teeth? This can be avoided with the right dental care.

The bacteria on your teeth originates from sugar and food in general, and turns into acid. This acid is causing tooth decay as well as dissolving the tissue of your teeth. Tooth decay can cause both, tooth sensitivity and toothache. However, this only applies to larger cavities in teeth whilst minor caries attacks may be without symptoms. Following are several advice on how to avoid cavities between teeth.

Brush your teeth twice a day

The recommendation of brushing your teeth twice a day is not without reason as it can prevent cavities for both children and adults. Therefore, you should brush your teeth both in the morning and evening with fluoride toothpaste. 

Adult’s teeth might need extra fluoride protection. Therefore, it may be worthwhile to use fluoride rinse liquid in addition to fluoride  toothpaste. Further, young children may need to usefluoride tablets in addition to fluoride toothpaste. If this is needed, you may consult your dentist or dental practitioner.

Cleaning all surfaces

Interdental care is just as important as brushing your teeth. The reason is simple: a tooth has five sides, and a toothbrush may have trouble cleaning all the sides properly. Using flossers and toothpicks you can remove plaque between teeth to avoid cavities between teeth. 

Whether to choose flossers or toothpicks is very individual and depends on your preferences as well asthe spaces between your teeth. If  the spaces are relatively large, you can use most flossers or the Easy Clean Flosser with a comfortable shaft that provides a good grip.

The Easy Slide Floss is specifically made for tight spaces. Thus, this is the flosser you should use if your teeth sit tightly. It does not tile and it glides well between the teeth. Additionally, the Easey Slide Floss contains toothpaste for fresh breath and immediate sense of well-being.

If you prefer toothpicks, you have the choice between plastic toothpicks in hygienic plastics, which are anatomically adapted to the dental spaces, and wooden toothpicks which are available in a thin and extra thin version. Unfortunately, many people forget that they own toothpicks, as they are often placed in kitchen cabinets and drawersinstead of on the dining table, where they should be.

Further advice

A healthy and varied diet, including regular meals may also have a significant positive effect on your teeth. Snacking, among other things, causes continuous creation of acid,resulting in too little time for your saliva to repair  old injuries.Having water as your main beverage, instead of for example soda, in addition to regular visits to the dentist is also important.