Every time you eat or drink something, particles remain in your mouth. Bacteria begin breaking them down and producing acids which weaken your enamel, a near constant attack on your teeth.
The good news is that you can prevent most dental diseases. You can take charge of your dental health each day with a few simple steps.
- Making smart food choices and limit sugars; less sugar in your diet means less sugar for bacteria to feed on.
- Brush your teeth twice-daily with fluoride toothpaste; brushing your teeth removes food particles and acids while the fluoride helps to prevent demineralization and encourage remineralization for stronger teeth.
- Floss daily; flossing removes food particles from hard to reach places. If these particles remained trapped against the tooth, decay is likely to occur.
- Visit the dentist twice a year; any signs of tooth decay and gum disease are found and treated early.
Knowledge is your best weapon against tooth decay. Penn Dental Medicine is here to provide you with this critical information on tooth decay and how to prevent it. For more detailed information, download our flyer, “Cavities 101”, by filling out the form on this page.
Take charge of your dental health and call Penn Dental Medicine at (215) 898-8965 today to get started!