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Santa Fe and Los Alamos, NM, What Exactly Causes Cavities?

Dr. Brookover Listening To A PatientOn a practical level the smartest way to deal with cavities is to keep yourself from getting them by being more with your effective dental care. This may not always be doable or practical, but with good home dental practices and the preventive treatments offered by Alpine Laser Dental, Dr. Brookover, and the amazing staff there, people can greatly lower the amount of cavities one will get by being proactive.

Most people think that cavities are caused by sugar. This is sort of true, but in a roundabout way. Cavities are actually caused by the acids excreted by bacteria when they metabolize sugar. Reducing the amount of sugar you eat is an important step, but sugar can also be found in many healthy foods, like fruit, so it’s still important that you brush at least two times a day and floss your teeth with good technique every single day. (Alpine Laser Dental’s dental hygienists will show you how to floss properly).

Is It Time for Your Next Check-Up?

In most cases, we recommend check-ups twice a year. Dr. Brookover will let you know if you have different needs). Call Alpine Laser Dental today to schedule your next check-up. You can reach our Santa Fe, NM, office at 505-982-6426 and our Los Alamos, NM, office at 505-662-4503.


Are you overdue for your dental checkup? Don’t worry—we will never shame you or make you feel guilty. Our goal is for you to feel good about your dental care and we’ll just work with you to help you get back on track. We can’t wait to see you