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Prevent Dental Decay

Prevent Dental Decay

Date: 08/31/15 By: admin

What is dental decay?

Dental decay is an area of the enamel which is damaged. The enamel is the hard outer surface of your teeth.

In order to avoid cavities and other dental problems, it is important to avoid sugary foods and beverages. Also, snacking throughout the day can allow sugar to remain in your mouth for an extended period of time. Your North Dallas, TX Dentist has a few tips to help you avoid dental decay

  1. Brushing twice a day.

It is recommended by the ADA that you brush your teeth twice daily, for two minutes each time using a fluoride-containing toothpaste.

  1. Flossing Daily.

Your North Dallas, TX Dentist reminds you that it is important to clean between the teeth as well, using floss or an inter-dental cleaner.There are many products on the market today which can help aid in flossing. At our dentist office on Preston Road we would be happy to demonstrate how these dental products function.

  1. Regular Dental Checkups.

Professional teeth cleaning and regular oral examinations are vital to the health of your mouth. Many times, your dental professional can spot a problem and address this before it becomes something much larger. Some of our patients follow a dental checkup schedule of either 3,4 or 6 months.

  1. Drink tap or city water

Most public water supplies have some added fluoride, this has helped decrease tooth decay significantly. If you drink only bottled water then you may not be getting some of the benefits of water.

For more tips on how you can prevent dental decay, or to schedule an appointment for a checkup with your North Dallas, TX Dentist call (972) 468-1401.