To help prevent tooth decay from destroying your smile, it is important to be aware of what causes it and what treatments can be used. If you’re suffering from tooth decay, it means that your tooth enamel is slowly being worn down, often the result of harmful acids. Acids are typically the product of dietary habits that produce plaque.
Plaque buildup is a thin layer atop your teeth that consists of bacteria, debris and food particles. To eliminate problems associated with plaque buildup, you will need to make sure that you are brushing and flossing on a daily basis and targeting any debris that may collect in your mouth. If left untreated, plaque buildup can convert substances in your mouth into harmful acids that can eat through your tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. If tooth decay is left untreated, it can cause tooth loss and cavities. Beyond your oral hygiene cleaning routines, you will also want to visit our Dentist for professional cleanings every 6 months.
If you would like to have a comprehensive exam to look for signs of tooth decay from our team at Dental Illuminations, you can schedule an appointment with our team by calling 609-275-9688. Our dental office is conveniently located in Plainsboro, New Jersey.