Preventing Issues That Arise with Tooth Decay

Posted on September 30, 2017 by wlda

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent oral ailments that affect a person’s smile. Tooth decay has numerous causes but fortunately has numerous prevention plans as well. As with many oral health care treatments, brushing twice daily and flossing once daily is extremely important for keeping your smile safe.

In addition to effective oral health care routines, it is important to always visit your dentist for regular checkups and examinations. Furthermore, a bi-annual professional cleaning is highly effective against the buildup of plaque. Plaque is a thin layer of bacteria that is often attributed to tooth decay. In the fight against tooth decay, plaque is often your number one enemy.

If plaque is not effectively treated, it will harden into a substance known as tartar. Tartar is not as easy to clean and requires the assistance of a dentist to remove it. If left untreated, plaque and tartar can increase your risk for tooth decay, cavities, dental erosion, gum disease and many other oral ailments associated with damage to your smile. Don’t let tooth decay destroy your enamel, fight back every chance you get.

For additional help with tooth decay, Dr. [doctor_name] and our team at [practice_name] are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in [city], [state], please contact us at [phone] to speak with a member of our team. We want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come.

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