Saturday, January 22, 2011

Precious Dental Plan to Prevent Tooth Decay

When it comes to cavities, bacteria are public enemy number #1.Tooth decay or Cavities occurs when foods containing sugars and starches settle on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth. The acids in plaque dissolve the enamel surface of the teeth, creating holes in the teeth called cavities, or caries.

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed.
  2. Clean between your teeth daily with dental floss or interdental cleaners.
  3. Eat Healthy Food, avoid soda, chips or food high in carbohydrates
  4. Drink fluoridated water
  5. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exam.
Don’t wait until it hurts
We hear all the time, "Nothing hurts... I don't have any problems". But tooth decay doesn't hurt! Until, that is, it gets close to the nerve of the tooth.
Then a crown, root canal …becomes necessary. Do preventive checkup and cleaning before is too late.

Remember Prevention is better then cure and it cost less....

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