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
Professional, competent, and caring staff. Attentive to my dental needs.
Andrea W.
Friendly and professional great office
Charles D.
Staff is friendly and kind. Hygienists are excellent and the dentists are very thorough
Denise V.
Wonderful staff of dentists and assistants. Very professional and caring staff. I would recommend this Office to all of my family and friends.
LaValle H.
Very friendly and caring staff. Great dental experience.
Matt H.
Professional, competent, and always courteous. Friendly and upbeat staff. I highly recommend Oceans Dental.
Andrea W.
Excellent care and very good care
Pamela B.
The people here are nice and they do good work.
Valerie C.
Wonderful staff and great Dentist! Highly recommend.
Andrea S.
Awesome
Sean C.
The staff is so accommodating.
Francis C.
The employee who cleaned my teeth was excellent! Very supportive and positive.
Darlene B.
They are so warm and relaxed me from my anxiety.
Janet G.
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.
Very professional in all aspects of patient care.
Margaret C.
Everyone I had contact with in the office was so nice and made me feel very comfortable and calmed my nervousness
Theresa L.
Dr. Zelinski is very good and her dental assistant is too. Both are also very nice people.
Franklin J.
Pleasant staff and atmosphere. Love the tv in each room. Thank you Wanda and Deb!
Delfina T.
Friendly and courteous office staff. Very efficient. Very clean facility.
Anthony G.
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 […]
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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.

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 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (386) 246-7619
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