A dental exam is a checkup to assess your overall oral health and to help detect any future health problems early on. Brushing twice daily and flossing after meals does not always guarantee you optimal oral health. Therefore, visiting your dentist is very crucial for the wellbeing of your teeth, your gums, and your overall…
Can Regular Dental Care Stop Your Teeth From Further Decay?
Are you experiencing tooth decay and want to know if regular dental care will help? First of all, good for you for taking the necessary measures to improve your overall oral health. When your oral health is as good as it can be, it means you will feel better overall too. If you currently have decay on one or more of your teeth, then it is definitely necessary for you to find out how to get rid of the decay, as well as how to prevent further decay from occurring.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that sticks to the teeth after someone eats or drinks. The more sugar the food or drinks contains, the higher amount of bacteria that will build up and stick to a tooth’s enamel. If this plaque is not removed as soon as possible, it will continue to build up over time. When the plaque is allowed to stay on the teeth for long periods, the enamel begins to break down and cavities will form. Decay is more often found around the edges or center of a tooth.
Preventing further decay
So, can further decay be prevented with regular dental care? Yes, it can. The importance of regular dental care should never be underrated. It is essential for everyone to take proper care of their mouth on a daily basis in order to ensure that their oral health is always in as good a shape as it can be.
Brush teeth gently at least twice a day using a fluoridated toothpaste. Be sure to brush for at least two minutes, cleaning every area of every tooth.
Clean in between the teeth after every meal using a waxed dental floss or interdental cleaner.
Is dental treatment needed?
Dental treatment may be required to remove any current tooth decay, which is dependent on how much tooth decay there is. One dental treatment that a dentist can offer those who seem to be prone to getting decay is dental sealants, which seals the tooth using a thin plastic coating to protect it.
Have any questions for us?
The more you understand about your good oral health, the better you can take proper care of your mouth. If one or more of your teeth are currently in decay, please go ahead and give us a call so we can schedule you an appointment. The decay on your teeth needs to be removed or it will continue to cause damage to your teeth. Tooth decay will also begin to negatively affect your gum health. We hope to hear from you today!
Call (301) 605-1132 today to reach Montpelier Family Dentistry.
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