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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Sending in my spouse. Everyone was friendly and thorough.
Glenn B.
Every time i come in for an appointment, everyone is so sweet. Its like family, not just a patient.
Savannah E.
Always an enjoyable experience when I’m there. The staff is lovely and very friendly every time I go.
Ashley B.
Everyone I had contact with in the office was so nice and made me feel very comfortable and calmed my nervousness
Theresa L.
Office staff very professional and friendly. Miecxystawa Zulinski is good with her patient’s.
Edna H.
The employee who cleaned my teeth was excellent! Very supportive and positive.
Darlene B.
Great staff, bright clean office, treatments were painless, no waiting.
Denise H.
Very professional and carting. Long term approach to my needs.
Keith H.
Dr. Zelinski is very good and her dental assistant is too. Both are also very nice people.
Franklin J.
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.
People were very polite ,curtias and willing to answer all questions asked of them
David K.
Professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly staff.
Cindy G.
Professional, competent, and caring staff. Attentive to my dental needs.
Andrea W.
Very friendly staff & good location
Rakinya H.
Understanding of my situation, acting quickly & professionally
Cathy H.
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.
Everyone was friendly and professional. Explained what they were doing and what they recommend for me to do keep my dental health on track
Darlene W.
Very professional, clean, respectful, polite, cheerful. Listen to concerns and input.
Leslie F.
Very friendly staff and helpful. Especially since I’m very scared . The dentist and assistant were wonderful as well .
Nina M.
Great office staff. Marina the Dental hygienist is great
Mary W.
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.

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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Phone: (386) 246-7619
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