A beautiful smile can easily be damaged through the development of cavities. At the same time, tooth decay also leads to toothache especially if the cavity has reached all the way to the pulp of the tooth. While some individuals will say that cavities are a way of life, they are extremely preventable. And the best thing of all, it does not take so much for tooth decay to be stopped at its tracks.
Eat for your teeth.
In the same way that you eat to take care of your teeth, you also need to eat to take care of your teeth. This includes having your recommended daily allowance of calcium as well as fluoride. While calcium is an important mineral in the entire dental matrix, fluoride is the mineral which is responsible for the re-growth of enamel crystals in order to retard the development of cavities as well as to reverse the signs of cavity formation.
On top of eating for your teeth, you also need to get rid of food and beverages from your diet which are known to ruin your teeth. This includes sugary foods which induce the fermentation of acids which can eat away at the enamel crystals and cause cavities to develop.
Have a stricter dental hygiene regimen.
If you only brush your teeth in the morning before you head off to work, then you might want to change that and start brushing after each meal and once before bedtime. At the same time, you can include flossing as part of your regimen, as well as rinsing with mouthwash.Cavities are caused by plaque accumulations and this is something which is avoided whenever you brush and floss your teeth. Plaque is composed not just of bacteria but also acidic metabolites which are capable of eroding dental enamel and causing microcraters to develop.
Visit your dentist regularly.
While you might be very particular with your dental hygiene, you also need to seek professional help from Dr. Langdon. He can do a deeper dental cleaning procedure which will remove not just plaque but at the same time the tartar, or the calcified accumulations of plaque. Just like with plaque, tartar is a mixture of bacteria, acids and other dental debris. Another reason for why you should go for dental check-ups in Hunterville NC is because tartar is toxic to gingival tissues which can lead to the development of gingivitis and other gum infections.
Tate C. Langdon, DDS, PA
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: (704) 875-0123
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