How to Defeat the Cavity Miner
A miner is someone who digs deep tunnels into mountains. They use pickaxes to break rocks as they search for gold, coal, and other valuable minerals—swinging these tools around make miners very strong and muscular! One very strong miner is actually a supervillain. He is called the Cavity Miner and he likes to mine the enamel on your teeth. Rumor has it that he uses the enamel to build onto the secret evil fortress where all the villains who attack our teeth live. Keep reading to learn more about the Cavity Miner and how you can defeat him.
Top Signs the Cavity Miner is Digging in Your Mouth
Sometimes the Cavity Miner taps his pickaxe very lightly at your teeth, so you can’t feel his presence. Other times, he whams his pickaxe against your teeth, and you can definitely feel the pain—ouch! Here is how you can know if the Cavity Miner is mining your enamel and making you have cavities:
- Spots—chalky white, orange-brown, and black
- Visible holes in your teeth
- Tooth sensitivity while eating or drinking
Are you seeing any of these signs? If so, it’s time to put a stop to him!
How to Win the Battle Against the Cavity Miner
Because the Cavity Miner can dig his way deep into your teeth, you’re going to need the entire Hall of Heroes behind you to try to banish him out of your mouth. No worries, they have your back!
Brush & Floss Your Teeth
As you brush your teeth, Molar Man and The Bristler will be there to help you. Molar Man will fly around in his jet pack that is fueled by toothpaste and The Bristler will use his bionic brushing superpowers to make sure that every tooth is brushed properly. Afterwards as you floss your teeth, Flosser will swing in and help guide you as you move the floss between the gaps of your teeth. Together, these three superheroes help make your mouth a clean place where the Cavity Miner doesn’t want to be.
Go to the Dentist Regularly
Did you know that you should be going to the dentist every six months? At Burg Children’s Dentistry, we have some very special superheroes here helping us make your teeth healthy. Although Molar Man, The Bristler, and Flosser are definitely very big helpers, we also have Incisor Girl, Sergeant Sealant, and Agent Fluoride assisting us.
When your dental assistant or dentist uses the scraper or drill brush, Incisor Girl gets right in there and leads the way. She makes sure that all of the hardened plaque left by Professor Plaque is scraped away and that there is nowhere safe for the Cavity Miner to hide. If the dentist sees evidence that he’s been in your mouth, they’ll work hard to close up every hole and cavity. With the help of Sergeant Sealant, your dentist will place sealants on your teeth. The sergeant will use his bacteria force field powers to help strengthen the sealants and help keep tooth decay at bay. During your dentist appointment, your dentist will call on the help of the one and only Agent Fluoride. She’s a secret agent who uses a special mineral called fluoride and places it all over your teeth—fluoride comes from the earth’s crust! This natural resource is considered to be “nature’s cavity fighter” and can help rebuild weakened enamel.
Eat Healthy Foods
Last but not least, you need to be eating the right food to defeat the Cavity Miner. Superhero Dr. Diet will help you remember to choose healthy snacks and drinks—like celery and peanut butter instead of cookies or milk instead of soda. Remember, sugary foods are what the Cavity Miner craves, so don’t let him have what he wants! If you eat balanced meals that and limit the amount of candy and soda you consume, your teeth should stay healthy for a long time.
Has the Cavity Miner Come to Your Teeth?
Take action now and schedule your next dental visit. Our dentists will make a call to the Hall of Heroes superhero team to make sure they’re ready to help make your teeth healthy. Together, we’ll send the Cavity Miner into exile and fortify your teeth so he’ll never want to come back again!
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