Brushing and flossing teeth properly and regular check-ups at the dentist are the best way to avoid cavities. You also need to eat the right foods. Sugar-rich foods and drinks are major causes of cavities but there are other culprits.
Fruit and vegetables are generally considered to be good for dental health but this is not always the case.
– Fruit drinks often contain lots of sugar
– Dried fruit, including raisins, do not dissolve easily and can attract germs
– Bread, crackers and chips contain carbohydrates that turn to sugar in the mouth
Tap water is the “healthiest drink option” due to its fluoride content which helps combat cavities. Tips on how to prevent cavities are detailed dentistry.uic.edu/patients/cavity-prevention-tips