Tooth decay is one of the most widespread childhood problems, and it also affects adults. Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC helps patients of all ages fight tooth decay.
Blame it on Bacteria
The cause of tooth decay is bacteria. Bacteria live in your mouth and merge with plaque and acids to weaken the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can lead to 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, decay can ensue. Foods to bypass include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria thrive.
To help prevent tooth decay, limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting us for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.
At Freedom Village Dental in Jacksonville NC, the dental health of our patients is our top priority. And dental health means a happy mouth that is free of tooth decay. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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