In Texas and around the country, tooth decay is one of the most pervasive childhood dilemmas, yet tooth decay also affects adults. The Plano Dentist serves people from 18 to 80 years old to help fight tooth decay.
Blame it on Bacteria
Bacteria are the cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and commingle with plaque and acids to damage the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.
Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed throughout the day, cavities can appear. Foods to bypass include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria flourish.
To help prohibit decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.
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