Find out what you can do to protect against gum disease and decay.
Chances are pretty good that if you were to ask someone if they’ve ever had a cavity they would most likely say “yes”. It’s unfortunate how many people deal with this problem, especially because it can be prevented from happening in the first place. Our Peoria and Glendale, AZ, dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, offers up some simple ways to prevent decay and gum disease from happening to you.
Brush Your Teeth
Brushing might seem obvious but this is one habit you should really hone if you want to protect your teeth and gums. Brushing twice a day, once in the morning and again at night, will go a long way to protecting your smile from plaque and tartar buildup.
Flossing is Crucial
While brushing is so very important, there is one thing that it can’t do—clean between teeth. This is a job for floss! Flossing your teeth once a day will remove plaque buildup from between teeth and along the gum line, where cavities like to form.
Avoid Sugary Treats
While ordering that slice of cake every once in a while won’t do much damage, if you want to keep those pearly whites healthy, then try to limit your sugar intake. Whenever you eat sugar the bacteria in your mouth absorb it and turn it into acid, which can do some pretty serious damage to enamel.
Routine Care is Necessary
Even if your teeth and gums feel amazing it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still visit your Peoria and Glendale general dentist every six months for cleanings. Not only do we offer a wonderful deep cleaning for your teeth and gums by removing plaque and tartar (the two leading causes of gum disease and cavities), but we can also detect signs of oral cancer, infections and other issues before they become a serious problem. These six-month visits could actually help you save time and money in the long run.
Your Family Dentist in Peoria and Glendale, AZ, is dedicated to providing you with the proper preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry you need whenever you need it. If you have questions about our services or need to schedule an appointment, call our office today.