How to Stop Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is simply a fancy way of saying “cavities.” Obviously, you want to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free, right? But it’s not always that easy. It takes a bit of commitment on your part. Luckily, the only things you need to commit to are pretty simple tasks that’ll ensure your teeth don’t develop decay.

Let’s see what those simple steps are.

Oral health routine
The first is to develop a strict oral health routine. This strict routine allows you to clean all the problem areas of your mouth where debris and plaque easily build up. Not removing the debris and plaque from these areas of your mouth leads to the tooth decay mentioned above, and in some cases can even start gum disease.

Better diet
A bad diet not only hurts your waistline but it hurts your oral health as well. Without a balanced diet, your teeth don’t get the mineral and other nutrients they need in order to stay healthy. Soda is especially a big culprit, as it’s so acidic that it completely breaks down the enamel – the outermost layer of your teeth – and practically welcomes an infection.

While it may seem to be a daunting task at first, stopping tooth decay and keeping your teeth healthy and happy is one of the easiest things you can do. If you’re worried about the health of your teeth, or just want a consultation, call today at 480-830-8946.