Tooth decay affects more than your teeth; it also affects your overall health, especially when it is left untreated. With untreated cavities, children and adults can have difficulty eating, which leads to a lack of nutrition and more illnesses. In addition, people that have untreated cavities can eventually have difficulty with their speech and even their self-esteem due to their embarrassing smile.
Fight Back Against Tooth Decay
Even though tooth decay is so common, it does not mean that we cannot fight back. Let’s work together to keep the health of everyone’s teeth in good health with these tips:
- Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes at a time
- Eat a healthy diet that contains very little refined carbohydrates and sugar
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Avoid soda and fruit juice
- Floss at least once a day
- Chew only sugarless gum that is approved by the ADA
In addition to these simple tips, it is important that you keep your regular dental appointments. Coming in for an appointment just twice a year gives us a chance to examine your mouth and look for any signs of early tooth decay. The earlier that we catch a problem, the less invasive the treatment will be and the more successful the outcome. We can also help you determine where your oral hygiene habits or diet are lacking to help you avoid any future decay. We can work together to help you keep your mouth healthy!
Worried about having tooth decay? Call us today for more information.