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Tooth Decay Basics

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Tooth decay occurs when bacteria causes plaque to materialize on your teeth and creates acid which breaks down your tooth enamel. Tooth decay can lead to serious dental problems, such as dental caries (holes in your teeth), gum disease or abscesses.

Tooth decay happens in small ways every single day. That’s why it’s so important to fight it and prevent it from doing serious damage to your enamel. The best way to do this is through a steady oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth and flossing on a regular basis is absolutely vital. Sugarless gum and mouthwash can be excellent supplementary oral health tools that rinse away harmful particles from your teeth. We also strongly encourage steering clear of smoking, alcohol, and limiting your consumption of sugary and starchy foods and drinks.

Szmanda Dental Edgar in Edgar, Wisconsin is here help with the fight. Come to our office to get a professional dental cleaning and an oral exam twice a year. This will enable us to remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar and stop any cavities or other dental problems in their tracks. We can also fortify your tooth enamel with a special fluoride treatment after each checkup. We can offer many treatments for advanced tooth decay, such as dental fillings, crowns and root canals.

Don’t delay in calling us at 715-352-2700 to book an appointment. We look forward to your visit!