Keeping Tooth Decay at Bay

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With so many things in life, the best defense is a good offense. Preventative health measures are so important in warding off health concerns. By being proactive in your health care, you can very often avoid problems on the horizon.

This is as true for your dental health as it is for your overall physical health and well-being. Here are some great steps to keep that dreaded tooth decay at bay:

  • kidMake certain to brush in the morning and in the evening at the minimum. Brushing after meals and snacking are great additions to your dental routine.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste to get the extra benefit of this tooth decay fighter. Take the additional step of rinsing with a fluoridated water.
  • Floss daily to get to those in-between places toothbrushes can’t reach and help combat plaque build-up.
  • Watching what you eat also can benefit your oral health. Avoiding sugar, acidic foods  and carbohydrates that can remain on the tooth surface is a good step. If you’re unable to brush, drinking water is a good natural way to flush away these decay promoters. Most tap water contains fluoride which is an additional benefit.
  • Ask us about dental sealants that can be applied to teeth to help protect them from decay.
  • And always remember to visit us for your regularly-scheduled six month check-ups to catch any concerns sooner rather than later.

Preventing tooth decay goes a long way in warding off future dental and health issues. If you haven’t been in for a check-up lately, give us a call at 248-852-3130 to schedule your next visit.

Note: Information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified dental and medical health providers with questions you may have regarding your specific dental or medical conditions.
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tooth-decay-prevention
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/food-tips/water-best-beverage