Preventing Tooth Decay

Categories: General Dentistry

Preventing Tooth Decay in Texas Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent childhood problems, but it also affects adults. The Parkway Dentist serves people from 30 to 90 years old to help fight tooth decay.

Blame it on Bacteria

Bacteria is the cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and merge with plaque and acids to break down the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often cause the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Lifestyle Factors

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, cavities can develop. Foods to forgo include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria prosper.

To help prohibit cavities, simply 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 your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prohibit tooth decay.

Hello, my name is Justin Cook. My practice, The Parkway Dentist, is located at 4200 Bryant Irvin Rd Ste 101 Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Contact The Parkway Dentist: 817-502-9728

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4200 Bryant Irvin Rd Ste 101
Fort Worth, Texas
76109