Tooth decay tends to sneak up on people. You may not know that there is an issue until it is too late. Often, you can not see cavities and they don’t hurt. Even so, they are causing permanent damage to your teeth. General dentistry services provide a way to fill cavities and keep your teeth healthy. There are also plenty of things that you can do at home to protect your teeth.
In this video, we will explore some of these methods.
First, make sure you are brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Dentists recommend brushing twice a day. Some people even brush after meals as well. There is a good reason for this. Food on your teeth is not only food for you, it is also food for the bacteria that live in your mouth. When you don’t brush these food particles off your teeth, the bacteria will eat this food and produce acid. This acid is what burns your teeth to create tooth decay. This is why brushing is so crucial. You can also augment this process by using a fluoride rinse before bed. This will also help remove food and keep the bacteria at bay.