Are you aware of plaque buildup, its effect on your smile and its connection to tooth decay? Tooth decay arises when your tooth enamel is slowly worn down. Because plaque buildup consists of a thin layer of bacteria and debris in your mouth, it can convert substances including sugars and starches into harmful acids that may chew through your tooth enamel. Thus, to effectively prevent tooth decay, you need to make sure that plaque buildup is eradicated from your life.
The best way to remove plaque buildup is through an effective oral hygiene routine. By brushing your teeth twice daily with a nonabrasive toothbrush and toothpaste along with cleaning between your teeth with an interdental set of dental floss, you can drastically improve your oral health and lower your risk for plaque buildup. Furthermore, you should focus on saliva-building treatments including the use of sugarless chewing gum after meals, as saliva can neutralize harmful acids in your mouth and wash away any debris that may be present. For additional help with your oral health care in regard to tooth decay, visit our Dentist for a professional cleaning every six months.
If you are ready to take the next step to eliminating tooth decay in your life, schedule an appointment with Almaden Plaza Dental Care at our dental office in San Jose, California, by calling 408-266-4690. Dr. Haleh Karimian and our team look forward to having you as our guest soon.