Does Brushing Twice A Day Prevent Cavities?

What are Cavities?

Cavities develop when the hard surface of your teeth gets damaged and tiny openings and holes form in the surface of teeth. They are also named caries or tooth decay. There are various factors behind the formation of cavities. Sometimes these factors collaboratively interact and damage the enamel. These factors include mouth bacteria, frequent snacking, not cleaning the teeth properly, and supping syrupy drinks.

Brush and Teeth

How do you know they have started to form?

When you feel sudden pain in your teeth then it is an alarming situation. The symptoms can be different for different people. There are different symptoms when the cavity is beginning but below are the most common ones:

  • Toothache, unprompted pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Sharp or light pain while eating something sweet or cold
  • Noticeable pits or holes in the teeth
  • White, Brown, or black discoloration on any surface of the teeth
  • Pain while biting down

If you’ve started noticing any of these symptoms then you need to visit a Dentist, so Contact Dentist in Missouri City, TX by Scheduling a session online or Call us at (281) 747-9988.

Brushing and Prevention of Cavities:

Brushing regularly does clean your mouth as well as prevents the cavity. It is necessary that your brush your teeth to take care of your oral hygiene. It makes a good impact on your personality on others.

You should use toothpaste with fluoride in it. Clean your teeth thoroughly and also clean between the teeth. Because cavities can develop between the teeth too. To prevent cavities from developing between the teeth, use an interdental cleaner or floss.

It is advised to brush your teeth often. Particularly after every meal, you must brush in order to avoid the building up of plaque. It is also the very first thing you should do in the morning and the last thing of the day before going to bed.

Toddler with cavities Brushing her Teeth

How Does Brushing Twice Prevent Cavities?

Brushing keeps the bacteria from building up in the mouth. They cannot be cleaned a hundred percent but brushing helps in the reduction of bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria turn sugar into alcoholic by-products which are harmful to the protective enamel of teeth. So brushing twice a day removes sugar thus preventing damage to the enamel.

The food that we eat later makes a layer on the surface of teeth. This yellowish layer is called plaque. This plaque causes erosion of teeth. So to remove the plaque, you need to brush often. This softens and removes the plaque before it hardens on the teeth. 

Thus preventing the plaque from building up and then removing harmful by-products prevents the cavities and also the erosion of teeth. Plaque is the tartar that is calcified on your teeth forming a yellow layer. It hardens in 24 hours so if your brush twice a day, brushing removes it while it is still soft and less harmful. 

Brushing twice a day helps in diluting the acid that causes inflammation. This acid also speeds up the cavities thus brushing twice removes it. 

Final Words:

Brushing twice a day not only does prevents cavities but prevents bad breath as well.

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Kenneth George
Kenneth George
00:54 06 Jun 20
I love this dentistry! The receptionist and team are all very respectful and professional. I enjoy the atmosphere and... customer service that they provide. The cleanings are not painful and they answer any questions that I have! I would definitely recommend this place to any and all my friends!read more
linda jenkins
linda jenkins
00:43 03 Jun 20
Missouri City provides 5-Star services. From the moment you walk in the door until you leave, you are treated like... family. Dr. has the most caring, and gentle set of highly skilled hands that I’ve come across in my entire adult life. He and his Dental Assistant work together as smoothly as “hand and glove.” Their Insurance Specialist is very thorough, friendly, and very easy to work with. Missouri City Dentistry also accepts my secondary dental insurance, which many other local dental offices do not. They take care of everything, and I never have to worry about any detail or unforeseen costs. I highly recommend Missouri City Dentistry.read more
somer webster
somer webster
12:37 28 May 20
I visited Missouri City Dentistry for the first time this week, and I was very impressed! The office was clean, bright... and welcoming. The staff was friendly and went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and comfortable. The Dentist, Dr. Huynh, was gentle and quick! He was friendly and knowledgeable, and used up to date technology which also helped to make the visit easy and efficient. This was my first dentist visit since recently moving to Texas and I’m so glad I found this office. Thank you Natalie, Kim and Dr. Huynh, I appreciate you all!!read more
Jessica Calderon
Jessica Calderon
01:01 19 May 20
We've seen 3 dentists since moving to Texas 5 years ago. These folks know what they're doing and do it well!! Friendly,... patient, compassionate, know how to take time with their patients!!!! You wont regret choosing Missouri City Dentistry as your family dentist! Keep up the great work ???read more
Qasem Najjar
Qasem Najjar
01:51 16 May 20
Great service! The staff and dentist are very nice. Highly recommended.
Michelle Stone
Michelle Stone
01:26 07 May 20
I had an emergency dental appointment last Saturday and despite everything that is going I was able to be seen quickly.... I had no luck calling dental offices all over Houston and I was very lucky to have been seen. The staff is absolutely amazing and highly recommend everyone to visit Missouri City Dentistry. It was definitely worth the drive from Humble!read more
sarah hengstenberg
sarah hengstenberg
02:15 19 Feb 20
I had a great experience here! I hadn’t been to the dentist for 2-3 years and was a little apprehensive about finding a... new one. Dr. H did a great job on my cleaning. It was painless and easy. I highly recommend them.read more
Tom Mathew
Tom Mathew
04:53 15 Feb 20
I brought myself and my 3 children to Missouri City dentistry. Wait time was just less than 5 minutes! Staff was very... friendly, personal, and made us all feel at home. Dr. Hunyh was very thorough, efficient, and honest about treatment. I had not gone to the dentist for more than 10 years due to just apprehension, but this experience has made me consider coming back here more often. The kids really enjoyed the visit, too. I have recommended my own clients and friends here, and they tell me they were very pleased.read more
Lilibeth H.
Lilibeth H.
18:53 09 Feb 20
Great experience! The dental assistant was so friendly with my son and made sure he didn’t feel traumatized and he even... got a toy afterwards. This place is amazing. You get greeted with welcoming smiles. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.read more
linda jenkins
linda jenkins
02:44 08 Dec 19
I have found my dentist in Missouri City. My visit today was “Platinum.” From the warm welcome and professionalism... shown me by the front office, and dental assistant, to the time I spent with doctor—All were the highest of quality. There was great concern expressed to ensure my comfort from start to finish. Doctor cleaned my teeth, reviewed my x-rays very thoroughly, and showed equal attention to detail in explaining my dental health/needs/course of next steps. I highly recommend Missouri City Dental. You will not be disappointed!read more
Elva Anderson
Elva Anderson
00:18 05 Dec 19
My first visit with Missouri City Dentistry was very good. I had been looking for a new Dentist and I believe I found... my new home here. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Dr Hahn was very gentle and knowledgeable. I felt no stress at all during the entire process from beginning to end. I highly recommend Missouri City Dentistry.read more
Stefanie S
Stefanie S
01:53 26 Nov 19
The customer service and atmosphere was stellar! I love that it is family owned and operated. They are very nice and... make you feel like family. Also loved the TVs on the ceiling during treatment. I highly recommend!!!read more
J S
J S
16:55 23 Nov 19
Best experience at a dentist office! Staff is amazing! Welcoming and friendly! Dr. Huynh was excellent - he was... informative about the condition of my tooth. He was very professional, knowledgeable, honest and caring. Both Natalie and Kim were helpful, professional and caring, providing all the details regarding all the procedures current and future. Everyone went above and beyond to help us! We are so happy we found our new dentist office! Would definitely recommend!!read more
Hilpher Nosworthy
Hilpher Nosworthy
02:08 20 Nov 19
This was my first visit to Missouri City Dentistry and I had an Awesome experience. Dr. Thanh P Huynh and his staff... were amazing. They did a great job cleaning my teeth and was very detailed in explaining my treatment options. They were very passionate about about the questions and concerns I had. The office was very clean and the decor a WOW! Looking forward to my next visit. I would definitely recommend!read more
blossom George
blossom George
04:32 13 Nov 19
I just had my visit to Missouri city dentistry and it is by far the best dentistry that I have been to! All of the... staff are very pleasant and kind and really make the experience like no other. They are very thorough in their work. Overall great experience!read more
Tom Swindell
Tom Swindell
03:02 13 Nov 19
In today's fast paced world, it's nice to know personable and professional customer service exists. The folks at... Missouri City Dentistry made me feel welcome and appreciated from the time I arrived until the time I left. If you you are looking for dentist that provides personalized service, look no further than Missouri City Dentistry.read more
Suzanne Fox
Suzanne Fox
01:44 10 Nov 19
I saw them today and I am recommending the to every one I can! They are very professional and kind. The services and... staff are excellent. Easy appointments! Thank you Dr. Hun and staff for the best dental appointment I’ve ever had!read more
Vu Nguyen
Vu Nguyen
01:25 27 Oct 19
I just have the last two of my wisdom teeth remove. For the lower one, Dr Huynh had to be cut through the gum. I felt... pressure but its not painful. It didn't take long. Overall: clean job, no mess, no fuss.. painless procedure.read more
Shadowmancer713
Shadowmancer713
02:11 20 Oct 19
Very clean and welcoming! Well educated and helpful answering all my Questions. Dr.Huynh made me feel at home and... completely relaxed during my visit! I'm thankful and enjoyed my visit.. with that being said I am happy to say Missouri City Dentistry is my new HOME!!!!!???read more
Lapo Okedara
Lapo Okedara
12:25 08 Oct 19
Every single person there was so sweet and kind. I was having wisdom teeth pain on a Saturday and they close at 4. I... called a little before 4 and I was told I could still come in. I was the last patient of the day and I was so happy I got to see the dentist because he checked everything and prescribed the very much needed pain relief before he would extract the teeth. They care about you as a patient and that’s what I always look for. I will make sure my entire family starts using this place.read more
Taylor Peterson
Taylor Peterson
00:36 11 Sep 19
Great first visit here. I’m really impressed by the level of service provided utilizing what appears to me as state of... the art equipment. X-rays done right in office with instant results. Very happy to have found them. Also the cleaning equipment they used works much faster than what I am used to. Thank you!read more
Lino Pelaez
Lino Pelaez
19:17 15 Jun 19
Amazing experience! Family owned and feels like family too. Painless experience and clear communication. Doctor Huynh... really has good reviews and took care of our whole family. I will return for sure. Thank you!!!read more
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Missouri City Dentistry

9612 Hwy 6 # 100, Missouri City, TX 77459
GFPG+4H Missouri City, Texas, United States
Phone: (281) 747-9988