Preventing Tooth Decay

On June 29th, 2012, posted in: Videos by 0 Comment

Preventative treatment is especially important in the modern oral health world. Tooth decay is a commonly seen problem that is easily prevented with basic knowledge of good oral upkeep.

Most people have visited the dentist to have a cavity filled, but understanding a few things about your mouth can stop you from having to deal with tooth decay.

This video will show how tooth decay and cavities can affect the teeth:

Quick Checklist for avoiding Tooth Decay:

  • Fluoride supplements or fluoridated municipal water can be very beneficial in maintaining the mineral balance in the enamel. Even more quick and simple to use are fluoride-containing rinses or toothpastes, which can be easily worked into your daily dental care routine.
  • Many acidic foods can rapidly degrade the tooth when left in the plaque for long periods of time. Be sure to clean sugary and acidic food off your teeth, especially when sleeping.
  • Brushing your teeth two times a day is essential for good mouth and gum health. Before going to bed, pay special attention to cleaning your teeth well.
  • Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal or snack can be beneficial in removing bits of food and sugars from the surface of the teeth. The physical act of chewing gum after eating stimulates saliva production and scrapes the gums and teeth clean of small food particles.

To make an appointment with Dr. Lynn Sayre-Carstairs, call the San Luis Obispo office at (805) 545-9400, or the Paso Robles office at (805) 238-4222.

Coast Periodontics and Laser Surgery
620 California Blvd # L,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 545-9400

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