It is important to brush and floss your teeth every single day to help limit the effects of tooth decay. Even in modern society, tooth decay remains one of the biggest oral health risks plaguing our society. This is because there are several substances that we eat that can easily turn into harmful acids in our mouth. If plaque is present, it will be able to convert these substances into acids that eat through your tooth enamel.
Plaque buildup is the result of a thin layer of film that’s affixed to tooth enamel. The film consists of bacteria and debris designed to slowly wear down your teeth over time. To eliminate plaque, always maintain an effective oral health care routine that includes brushing and flossing daily. If plaque is allowed to continue to pool, it will lead to tooth decay. Furthermore, tooth decay can even lead to eventual tooth loss.
If you have suffered dental erosion or tooth decay to the point a hole has formed in a tooth, you will be suffering from what is known as a cavity. To help eliminate cavities and prevent further tooth decay from occurring, visit your dentist for routine checkups and bi-annual professional cleanings.
If you are interested in a tooth decay treatment from Placer Prosthodontics Inc. at our dentist office in Rocklin, California, call us at 916-630-9048. Dr. Craig Wada and our team look forward to restoring your smile.