Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137

Cavity Prevention for a Healthy Smile

Cavity Prevention

Tooth decay, also called cavities or dental caries, is a condition common to people all over the world. Cavities are not life threatening and you can easily prevent them, but tooth decay affects almost everyone at some point in life. Bacteria that live inside the mouth form a sticky substance called plaque on the surfaces of teeth. The plaque interacts with starches and sugars in residual food and produces acids that dissolve or de-mineralize tooth enamel; this weakens the tooth structure and causes deterioration. Carbohydrate-filled foods that contribute to tooth decay include soda, candy, cake, ice cream, milk, and even high-sugar fruits, vegetables, and juices.

Cavity Prevention Essentials

Saliva acts as a buffer and remineralizing agent to combat the acids formed by plaque. Therefore, anything that increases saliva production can fight cavities. Dentists often suggest sugarless gum as a way to stimulate saliva flow. Although this natural defense is effective, it is not enough to prevent cavities. The most important weapons against tooth decay are good oral hygiene and fluoride. Brushing and flossing daily are imperative. Fluoride is an agent that can rebuild damage caused by plaque bacteria by remineralizing the tooth structure. It is present in toothpaste, some bottled and canned beverages, and tap water.

The Dentist Can Help

Affordable dentists are valuable allies in the war against cavities. They can help the children tooth decay targets by applying dental sealants. These thin, plastic coatings are painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth to form a barrier against plaque. Highly concentrated fluoride products such as gels, mouth rinses and oral supplements can also help, especially when patients do not get fluoride from the water they drink. Parents should ask their family dentists for more information about professional cavity-fighting treatments.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Palm Coast, call Oceans Dental Group today at (386) 246-7619 or make an appointment.

LOCNAME] offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Palm Coast. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Oceans Dental Group, 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 Oceans Dental Group.

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Patient Reviews
Had my exam, teeth cleaned, and a tooth refilled in the same day. Dr Zulinski was very pleasant and nice, and Wanda did a great job cleaning my teeth. Professional all the way around, and I will be […]
Chad F.
On time, professional and very effective. Was able to establish exactly what my copay would be at the time of service.
Howard A.
very friendly professional and caring
Letina H.
Marina, the hygienist, did an exceptional job, she explained everything she was doing and why, she was thorough, she has excellent people skills, a great personality, and made the entire experience […]
Aaron W.
I needed an emergency exam as I was so much in pain, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the dentist and assistant were very gentle and understanding, due to my current financial […]
Diarmuid C.
Satisfaction with the result of my visit. My dentist is attentive and caring, as well as all the care givers such as hygienist and front desk clerks.
Mireille T.
Very professional, courteous and all staff explained all the work to be done in detail, costs, etc and also as work was being performed. Front desk staff very friendly. Answered all my questions. […]
Lynn C.
The staff here are very personable and make you feel comfortable and do great dental work.
Melody P.
Wonderful staff and great Dentist! Highly recommend.
Andrea S.
Attentive and personable.
James D.
They are so kind and gentle…thank you for your service!
Janet G.
I was very satisfied with my experience here. Everyone was so kind, they were understanding when I was running late and found a way to fit me in anyway. The office is very clean and comfortable, I […]
Allison S.
Very friendly staff & good location
Rakinya H.
Everything was fine.
John K.
Very friendly staff and helpful. Especially since I’m very scared . The dentist and assistant were wonderful as well .
Nina M.
I have been going to this dental office for 14 years, and have been very pleased with the dentist and the staff. I would gladly recommend this Dentist office.
James W.
The people here are nice and they do good work.
Valerie C.
Denise, the new hygienist with this office, was very caring and informative with me. I was her first patient.
Adrienne W.
outstanding dentist outstanding technicians and friendly office staff what more can you ask for
Gary J.
Very friendly staff, this office also accepts a dentrite!
Kayla A.
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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.

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Office 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 - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (386) 246-7619
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