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Fluoride Rinses Help Prevent Cavities

When you come in for a routine oral exam at Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, one of the things Dr. Dores will look for is evidence of cavities. Cavities refer to decay in a tooth’s enamel and underlying layer, the dentin. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body but it can break down into cavities. Cavities are caused by acid-producing bacteria that collect around the teeth and ...

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Fluoride Is Safe Pt. 1: How It Works

Tooth decay, which causes cavities, is one of the biggest public health problems in the US today; it’s only second to the common cold in terms of the sheer number of people who have cavities. To avoid cavities, it’s very important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, stick to a sensible diet, and see your dentist twice a year for cleanings and examinations. At Dores Dental (located in ...

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Easy Ways to Prevent Cavities and Decay

In past blogs, we’ve talked about the right type of filling to choose and how to best care for a filling that has begun to fail, but can you actually avoid getting fillings altogether? Statistics show that even with great oral health care, most people are going to end up with a cavity here or there, but you can definitely reduce the amount of decay you see and the number of cavities you end ...

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