Tooth decay or cavities can affect the enamel and the dentin of the tooth. It’s important to take measures to prevent tooth decay. For more information about cavities and how to prevent them, call Livermore Dental & Orthodontics.
Tooth decay occurs when foods with carbohydrates are left on the teeth. The mouth’s bacteria digest the leftover food and turn them into acid: the acid, food, bacteria, and saliva form plaque. The plaque sticks to the teeth, and the acids dissolve the enamel, causing cavities.
There are several ways to prevent tooth decay at home. Preventive methods help to put a stop to dental issues before they occur. When you practice good oral hygiene habits at home, you can save time and money at the dentist’s office.
These are some of the ways you can fight cavities:
We also suggest going to the dentist twice per year for regular exams and cleanings. At your appointments, your teeth will be examined for any potential dental issues and cleaned to remove plaque. If you notice any concerning signs, contact us, and we can help.
If you have tooth decay or want to work on preventing it, give Livermore Dental & Orthodontics a call today. We would be happy to share with you some of the ways you can fight against cavities.