Manatee Dental At College Plaza
3633 Cortez Road W, Suite A1, Bradenton, FL 34210

6 Dentist-Approved Tips for Cavity Prevention

Cavity Prevention

Cavities are holes or openings that form on the surface of your teeth. Also called tooth decay or dental caries, they are caused by oral bacteria, sugary beverages, sweet and starchy snacks, and poor oral hygiene. Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems in the world. Anyone who has teeth is at risk of developing a cavity, but they are especially common in children, teens, and seniors.

The following are essential tips for cavity prevention. If you are already practicing the listed suggestions, and your dental care home routine still doesn’t seem to be effective, ask your dentist or hygienist for advice, instruction, or product recommendations.

  1. The adults and children tooth decay affects most are those who aren’t practicing consistent oral hygiene. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, brush twice daily and after meals when possible, and floss every day. If you can’t brush after meals, rinse your mouth with plain water.
  2. If you are at significant risk of developing cavities, consider using a fluoride mouth rinse.
  3. Drink fluoridated tap water regularly.
  4. Snack less. If you snack or sip on beverages throughout the day, your oral bacteria will produce acids that hasten the destruction of tooth enamel.
  5. Eat healthy, tooth-friendly foods like fresh fruits and vegetables and unsweetened drinks. Try to avoid chips, candies, and sweets that get stuck in your teeth unless you can brush immediately after eating them.
  6. If you are at high risk for developing cavities, talk to your dentist about dental sealants. The treatments are applied to the chewing surface of each back tooth to seal off the grooves that collect residual food and harbor plaque. You may also discuss professional fluoride treatments or antibacterial mouth rinses.

Affordable dentists are your smile’s best friends. Visit your dentist in Bradenton regularly for exams and professional dental cleanings.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Bradenton, call Manatee Dental At College Plaza today at (941) 584-4356 or make an appointment.

Manatee Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Bradenton. With 2 affiliated practices in the Bradenton area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Manatee Dental At College Plaza, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Manatee Dental At College Plaza.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
My son came in for a emergency and they were awesome
Reed S.
Very knowledgeable faster than I thought recovering beautifully not as bad as I thought
Howard G.
I was treated nicely and the dentist explained what he was going to do and showed me the X-ray as part of his explanation.
Ann M.
The customer service is awesome and the staff and Doctor did an awesome job taking care of me n my visit.
Johnny S.
Not only has the staff been incredibly helpful, but Dr. Boss clearly loves what he does and cares deeply about the dental health of his patients. His skills are excellent, his bedside manner […]
Mary G.
Very Professional….
Patricia C.
Very professional. Exceptionally accommodating for my needs.The receptionist deserves a 6 star rating, very helpful. I would highly recommend this business.
John S.
Quality care. Professional people. Honest and no scolding! They made decision making as easy as possible.
Deborah V.
All staff were friendly, courteous, professional and efficient. I was dealt with honestly and I felt the dentist and hygenist had my dental health as their priority. I was very impressed.
Jean M.
I always feel very relaxed and comfortable there! No pain but the one they take away Great Dentist and staff!
Tammy S.
The facility, the Dr. and his asst. where all first class.
Patricia H.
The office staff is super nice and friendly! The doctor is very capable, and puts you at ease.
Susan R.
Doctor & technician were great, price is very good.
Michelle P.
Very friendly staff.
Aurita H.
Patient care appears to be much more important than finding expensive procedures to talk patients in to. I had become wary of dental practices since moving to Florida. Several had handed me treatment […]
Jean M.
The entire staff was very supportive and everyone worked as a team.
Michele W.
Dr. Garcia & Vanessa made it as good as going to the dentist could be, very professional & pain free!
Deborah H.
Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable!
Laura C.
Dentist take the time to explain how your teeth are, what you need to do to have better teeth, and the process you need to go to, to accomplish that.
Cristal M.
Friendly pleasant service, helped to put me at ease.
Roger W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (941) 584-4356
Our Location