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When plaque begins to build up over time in your mouth, it can begin to convert substances such as sugars into harmful acids that are capable of eating through tooth enamel. When the harmful acids eat entirely through the tooth enamel, a hole forms called a cavity. Fight cavities with these amazing treatments:

— Alternative cleaning treatments such as mouthwash and chewing sugarless gum after meals have been clinically shown to prevent cavities.

— Cavities are most effectively dealt with by practicing optimum oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing daily.

— Follow a healthy diet by always eating right and avoiding sugary sweets and treats.

— Always attend your regularly scheduled checkups at your dentist, including your bi-annual professional cleanings.

— Use dental tools that have been approved for safety and effectiveness, including those recommended by your dentist and products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

— Cavities are common in all ages groups and genders.

No matter which cavity treatment you desire, Dr. Dan R. Clagett and Dr. Lindsey Milby at Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will make sure that your cavities are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, please contact us at 270-769-3306. A healthy smile is a happy smile!