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    Easy Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay


    Tooth decay can lead to serious dental problems. The ultimate results can lead to cavities and even extractions. There are easy ways to prevent tooth decay for a healthier, more attractive smile. Find out how to keep your teeth whiter and in better condition for years to come.

    What is Tooth Decay?

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    When we eat and drink, bacteria forms in our mouth. Plaque is a bacteria film that develops on the teeth. Tooth decay can occur and destroy the tooth enamel, which is the shiny outer layer of the teeth. The goal is to prevent tooth decay to avoid cavities that rot the inner layer of your teeth, formally known as dentin. Fortunately, there are simple ways to ward off tooth decay. It takes only a few minutes each day to properly care for your teeth for the best possible oral hygiene.

    Brush and Floss Regularly

    Brushing your teeth at least twice daily makes a major difference. Dentists usually recommend using a toothpaste that is approved by the American Dental Association. Flossing should be done at least once a day. There are different types of toothbrushes and floss. Ask your dentist which one are best for your mouth. Brushing should be done for at least two minutes. Flossing is a way to get between all your teeth to eliminate plaque that gets trapped in these small spaces. It is best to brush after every meal and right before going to bed.

    Fluoride Matters

    Some people have fluoride in their water supply and think that is enough to combat tooth decay but it is not. After brushing your teeth, rinse with a fluoride mouthwash. It should take 30 seconds or longer to swish the rinse around your mouth to get to all the surfaces of your teeth. This helps to further eliminate the plaque that leads to tooth decay. Rinsing should be done at least once daily but can also be done every time you brush. Talk to your dentist about supplemental fluoride to see if he thinks it would help make your teeth stronger.

    Your Teeth Are What You Eat

    The wrong foods can cause the rapid formation of plaque and hasten the rate of tooth decay. For example, sugary foods or ones with high carbohydrates can stick to plaque and start eating away at the enamel on your teeth. Sticky foods are serious culprits, such as caramel candies and sugary chewing gum. Always brush your teeth after eating these types of foods. Try to avoid sugary beverages and brush frequently to eliminate plaque. Healthy foods can also help you build stronger bones and teeth, such as dairy products that contain calcium and vitamin D.

    Dentist Help Combat Tooth Decay

    Visiting the dentist is one of the best ways to fight tooth decay and address potential issues before they become major problems. Schedule an oral exam and dental cleaning every six months, or more often as recommended by your dentist. During the exam, your dentist will take note of any tooth decay or plaque. Finding problems early can prevent decay, infections, and painful abscesses. This can reduce the possibility of requiring root canal therapy, crowns, and extractions. Ask your dentist about dental sealants to help prevent decay. Sealants are applied to the teeth to minimize the risk of tooth decay.

    Brushing and flossing regularly, using fluoride products, and consulting with your dentist every few months can help you prevent tooth decay. These simple steps can also reduce the risk of costly dental procedures that could compromise your smile and budget in the future. Taking proper care of your teeth today keeps them looking and feeling good tomorrow.


Advanced Dental Concept Google Reviews

Advanced Dental Concepts
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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 4 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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