Tooth decay is common in everyone, especially resulting from the holiday season. This year, why not be prepared and stop cavities before they haunt your smile. Tooth decay occurs when the hard, outer layer of your teeth, also known as your tooth enamel, begins to wear down and deteriorate because of the constant attacks from oral bacteria. After a while, your enamel weakens and cavities are born. If cavities are left untreated, tooth decay can result in serious oral complications. Here are some steps you can take to help spook the cavities away this Halloween season:
•Eat nutritious and well-balanced meals: Most people eat snacks more than regular meals resulting in the constant use of sugary substances and bacteria that stick to your teeth. By remembering your eating habits, you can give your teeth, and body an overall healthy life.
•Brushing your teeth regularly: Brushing your teeth will help keep plaque and tarter build up causing your enamel to break down and cavities to occur. This is vital to your oral health.
•Flossing every day: Flossing your teeth can stop plaque from building up in the places your toothbrush can’t reach. By flossing between your teeth, you are removing any food particles, plaque and bacteria that can be harmful to your teeth.
•Changing your toothbrush regularly: It is always recommended to change your toothbrush every few months due to bacteria build up on your toothbrush. With the bacteria, your teeth cannot get the proper clean they need to stay healthy. Be sure to change your toothbrush out regularly so you can keep your smile fresh.
•Visit your dentist regularly: Your dentist can provide you with regular checkups to professionally clean your teeth, and search for signs of tooth decay. It is important to remember to visit your dentist every six months so you can keep your smile as healthy as you can.
If you still have questions about preventing tooth decay please call our office at 864-642-4630. Let us help you spook your cavities away and enjoy this holiday season with your friends and family.