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    How Your Dentist Can Help You Prevent Tooth Decay


    Having a healthy mouth is important for more than you may believe. If you have unhealthy teeth, it can do more than just cause pain in your mouth. It can affect your entire overall body health. Preventing tooth decay is extremely important for you to lead a healthy, happy life.

    We have bacteria in our mouths that can be helpful, and some that work against everything we do to keep our mouths healthy. The bacteria that works against us takes the energy it gets from the food we eat. When we don’t brush our teeth or floss correctly, the harmful bacteria grows and begins to destroy our teeth.

    Your dentist is going to suggest several things to help you prevent tooth decay. You should have a conversation with your dentist to determine which method is best for you to follow.

    Brush your teeth at least twice a day. We all know how important it is for us to brush our teeth. However, do we know why? Because our mothers and fathers told us to do it while we were growing up and it has now become habit? Using a toothpaste containing fluoride at least twice a day, after meals and drinking especially acidic liquids, can help keep your teeth clean and prevent tooth decay. Even just a wet toothbrush can help improve the health of your teeth.

    Floss your teeth often. Food can become stuck between your teeth, and brushing does not always remove every piece of it. Using dental floss or an interdental cleaner can assist you in removing the food. Your dentist can teach you the best method for flossing. Make it a habit to floss your teeth after every meal and before you brush your teeth.

    Use a mouthwash rinse. Using a fluoride mouth rinse can clean out acid causing particles from between your teeth. Even if you don’t have a mouthwash available, using water is better than waiting until you get home.

    Regular dental visits. Your dentist will most likely recommend you visit him and the hygienist at least twice a year, or every six months. You and your dentist can decide if that is enough, and the kind of routine that will work best for you. Regular dental visits will ensure that you have your teeth for your lifetime.

    Fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatments can protect your teeth by giving them the extra protection to fight cavities and tooth decay. You should consider fluoride treatments if you don’t often drink a fluorinated water, or if you eat high acidic foods and beverages.

    Avoid snacking. Frequent snacking and drinking high acidic liquids can harm the enamel of your teeth and leave your mouth susceptible to harmful bacteria. Snacking will also affect your overall health, not only that of your mouth.

    Healthy foods. Your dentist may recommend a healthy diet of foods that will help increase the production of saliva that will help wash away the bad bacteria. Unhealthy foods can become stuck in the grooves and pits that naturally form in your teeth, and can create places of decay.

    Antibacterial treatments. If you are more prone to decay or oral problems than the average person, you may want to consider a regimen of antibacterial treatments. This may include mouth rinses, as well as numerous other treatments that will help reduce the bacteria in your mouth to keep the decay under control.

    You will want to speak with your dentist for an overall treatment plan that will help you and that you can easily maintain. Your oral health can directly affect the health of your body, so you will want to work with your dentist as a partner.


Advanced Dental Concept Google Reviews

Advanced Dental Concepts
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Gracie Franklin
Gracie Franklin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I was looking for a dentist near me and my sister recommended Advanced Dental Concept! My whole experience was good. I was treated nicely the moment I walked in. The place was welcoming and the staff was friendly. I had my check up there and will come back for my teeth whitening treatment!

Catherine Pearson
Catherine Pearson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I found the right orthodontist for me here in Hammond, LA here at this dental facility. When it comes to oral health, I really want the best and I really did search the city for the best ortho for me. When I got here, I am so happy and relieved that I finally found the one for me. She was very attentive and she made me feel very comfortable. The treatment is also very effective and now I have straight,white teeth!

Tayler Evans
Tayler Evans

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

THE DENTISTS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING! I haven't been to the dentist in 10+ years because my last visit was so traumatizing. Recently my tooth broke and another was fractured due to me constantly grinding them in my sleep. I couldn't have wished for better service. They were so nice and kind to me. The dentist kept me informed of everything that was going on while she was doing it. The office was really clean and comfortable. I even got a call a few days later to see how I was doing and was informed that I could come in for a follow up appointment to check the healing process free of charge! I would definitely recommend them and will be going back on a regular basis. Extremely satisfied customer....Donna Evans

Jacklyn Myers
Jacklyn Myers

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I was advised to see an orthodontist to correct my bite. I am glad I saw your website and read some of the reviews. By reading those customers testimonials, I decided to go visit your dentist and I am not disappointed by the service you have given me. Added factors are the place is clean and well maintained.

Johnny Stoddard
Johnny Stoddard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 hours ago

Very pleasant visit... No wait time at all, they saw me right when my scheduled appointment was, and I was in and out of the office for a cleaning in less than a half hour total. Very professional!


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