Cosmetic & Emergency
Dentistry
Terry Hayes DDS, Jessica Jordan DDS, Jane Moore DMD

What can I do to prevent cavities?

Cavities are caused by a combination of things, including not brushing your teeth well or often, bacteria, sugary drinks, and more. However, there are ways to help prevent cavities from forming in the first place. Brush with fluoride toothpaste after eating, and be sure to use a fluoride mouthwash as well. Avoid frequent drinking and snacking throughout the day, especially with sugary foods. Make sure you are using proper brushing techniques to get rid of the plaque on your teeth. Ask your dentist to show you how if you aren’t sure you are using proper technique.  

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Our Team at Hayes Cosmetic & Emergency Dentistry is well aware of the situation we as a community are facing. We understand the concerns, and uneasiness surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are continuing to monitor it. Our doors will remain open; to assist our patients in need of emergency dental care and in our community. Please call us right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency.

We want everyone to know that we always follow universal protocols, for the safety and care of our patients and staff. Hygiene standards for our patients, office environment and the team will always be a top priority. We are implementing a screening process for everyone in the office, including inquiring on whether they have been to certain countries in the past 14 days or have come into contact with anyone who has and whether they have experienced any flu-like symptoms within the past 14 days. Should anyone respond yes to any of the above, we will be rescheduling appointments and/or sending them home. Our team is here to assist you in all ways from continuing to provide you dental care and accepting any emergency patients.