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Cavity Prevention Gainesville, GA
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When it comes to keeping your mouth clean and preventing decay from happening, you are the most important factor in cavity prevention. It is important to understand the role that you play in keeping your mouth healthy and clean so that you can make the decision to do your part. Cavities are almost entirely preventable, and simple choices that you make on a daily basis have the potential to benefit or harm your mouth.

Cavities are formed when bacteria are allowed to hang out inside the mouth for too long. There are millions of bacteria living inside your mouth every day. While these bacteria are meant to be helpful, they will cause damage when they overstay their welcome. As you eat foods throughout the day, small particles are left behind in the mouth. Bacteria attack these food particles in order to help break them down and get rid of them. However, if the bacteria are not expelled from the mouth on a regular basis and in a timely manner they will begin to cause destruction. As the bacteria are attacking the small food particles they are producing acids to assist in their endeavors. This acid is extremely harmful to the teeth because it attacks the tooth enamel and will eventually eat holes through the teeth known as cavities.

Choices in the foods that you eat and your daily habits of brushing and flossing are the most important components of cavity prevention. Because bacteria are especially fond of sugars in the foods that you eat, a high sugar diet means that the bacteria will produce more acid at a faster rate. Choosing foods that are low in refined sugars will lessen the amount of acid that is produced inside your mouth, helping to prevent the quick formation of cavities. Your daily habits of brushing and flossing are also essential in cavity prevention. Brushing loosens the bacteria from the teeth so that it is easily rinsed away. However, brushing is second in importance. Flossing is the absolute best thing you can do to prevent cavities. Floss reaches in between the teeth and under the gum line to remove bacteria-laden plaque that toothbrushes simply cannot reach.

Combining your daily oral habits and healthy dietary choices with regular dental visits is the key to cavity prevention. At Gainesville Dental Group we want to partner with you in order for you to achieve and maintain the healthiest smile possible.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.