How Can I Prevent Dental Caries?

If you have a sensible diet, a good flow of saliva, a cleaning routine and your teeth get an appropriate fluoride exposure, you are unlikely to get decay. So, you can prevent decay by:

  • being careful with how often you eat sugary foods or have sugary drinks.
  • brushing and flossing your teeth carefully to reduce the amount of bacteria on their surfaces.
  • using fluoride toothpaste. This will make the surfaces of teeth more resistant to acid. The fluoride in our water supply strengthens the developing teeth of infants and children.