Cavities developing specifically in your front teeth can occur for the same reason as getting cavities anywhere else in your mouth: through a combination of poor oral hygiene, genetic or environmental risk factors. Additionally, diets high in either sugar or carbohydrates can cause more acid production by oral bacteria, and is often the primary leading cause for weakened tooth structure. Thus, developing more cavities in your mouth.
Having dry mouth is yet another reason that more patients are seeing cavities appear in their mouth.
Is there a way to prevent it?
Maintaining regular brushing and flossing habits daily, as well as using quality toothpaste, can help prevent cavities anywhere in the mouth. Keep in mind, that after a sugary beverage and any meal, drinking water can help rinse away some of the acids and prevent enamel breakdown.
There are also a variety of mouth rinses to use, which are available over the counter or by prescription. These can benefit patients with high cavities risk or patients following any orthodontic related treatments.
Our Dental Health 360° team can answer any question you may have when it comes to your specific risk factors for cavities. Routine dental cleanings and dental exams are the best way to keep the drill away, and we are here to help you stay on top of this!