Are you taking any extra precautions to lower your risk of tooth decay? Typically, tooth decay is the result of dental erosion associated with acids that have been formed due to a buildup of plaque in your mouth. Plaque buildup is a sticky film of bacteria that can harden on your teeth and turn into a substance known as tartar. If tartar develops, professional help via our dentist may be required for its removal. If left untreated, tooth loss can occur.
To limit the effects of tooth decay, avoid products that can contribute to plaque buildup or dental erosion. Typically, you’ll want to avoid any sticky or chewy sweets that can linger in your mouth for long periods of time. Furthermore, avoid sugars and starches or any other potentially harmful products that can be converted into acids in your mouth.
Beyond your dietary needs, you also need to improve your oral hygiene care. Brush twice daily and floss once a day to keep your smile safe and free of debris and plaque buildup. If a hole in your tooth enamel forms due to tooth decay, a cavity may develop. Typically, it will need to be treated as soon as possible through a dental filling procedure. If you have any issues associated with cavities or tooth decay, visit our office.
Are you in need of a dentist in McKinney, Texas? If you are interested in a tooth decay treatment, please contact Vital Dental at our dental office by calling us at (972) 347-0945. Dr. Asad Ahsan and our team can help to save your teeth.