Unfortunately, the same attitude that causes us to put off visiting adult orthodontics until our teeth are in a crisis also prevents us from taking preventative measures that would keep our teeth clean and healthy. Because of this, many adults suffer from gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues that affect not only the appearance of their teeth and smile but also their overall health. The good news is that adults can do plenty of things to maintain good dental health and keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime.
Drinking fluoridated water
Drinking fluoridated water is one of the best ways to prevent cavities because it helps strengthen enamel. If you live in a state where you don’t have access to fluoridated water, you can get fluoridated water from other sources. Some examples include toothpaste, mouthwashes, and prescription medications.