Cavities

Cavaties picCavities can occur when sugars and bacteria are left on teeth. For people with disabilities, this is very common as oral hygiene can be difficult. However, with better oral hygiene techniques, cavities can be prevented.

Prevention:

  • Use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash
  • Practice good oral hygiene – review the oral hygiene sections on this site
  • Avoid sticky and chewy foods
  • Consider dental sealants, talk to the dentist about adding sealants to your clients teeth to prevent bacteria and sugar from getting into cracks and small surfaces of teeth
  •  Brush twice a day
  • Avoid sugary drinks and snacks
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