Our lives are busy and we tend not to think about the consequences of daily activities. Grabbing a sweet treat as a snack, a quick carbonated drink when we are thirsty, or other foods can be nice to do away with the stress of life but can have harmful side effects on our teeth are not something that is ignored. This doesn’t mean we need to live our lives in constant worry, just be diligent in our brushing habits and see a dentist regularly. Addison Dental knows what it takes to keep a smile healthy, and can help keep yours bright. Call us to schedule your next appointment today.
Tooth Care Bloomingdale
The best line of defense against cavities is proper tooth care. Regular brushing, flossing, and treatment can keep your teeth cavity free for a lifetime. When the enamel on your teeth is durable, it can resist the acid given off by the bacteria. However not everyone is born with strong teeth, and knowing the best toothpaste, mouthwash, and other products to use takes knowledge and experience. Our dentists can help you pick out the right products to help keep your teeth strong and healthy. Also in keeping your teeth healthy is avoiding acidic drinks like pop, citric fruit drinks, and similar items can also help to protect your enamel. These contain acids that directly affect your teeth and can cause damage that leads to cavities. You don’t have to stop drinking or eating these, but keeping them in check and making sure to stick to your tooth care plan.
When cavity prevention fails, the acid that is produced by the bacteria inside your mouth will eat away at your tooth enamel. This acid will burn a hole through the enamel of your tooth and if left unchecked will quickly dissolve the softer dentine inside the tooth which can cause extensive damage. The best way to stop the destruction and prevent future damage is to have a filling. The dentist will go in and drill out the damaged surface of the tooth so that health portions will be exposed. Then taking a material such as ceramic, resin, gold, or silver to fill the hole that was made. The material will help prevent further damage to the tooth in that location, but if not taken care of the enamel around the filling can become damaged from the acids produced by bacteria.
Cavity Prevention Bloomingdale
Brushing is always a good way to prevent cavities. Brushing physically removes the leftover food particles that are left behind when we eat, that are hard for your saliva to wash away. Brushing along only gets what is on the surface, and smaller food particles will get between teeth and below the gum line. Flossing gets in deep to remove what finds its way between your teeth or under your gums so that you will have fresher breath and a cleaner smile. Mouthwash will help give your saliva a boost by washing away anything that was left behind from the brushing and flossing that is loose before it can resettle into your teeth, and help control the bacteria inside your mouth.
All good tooth care starts with a plan, and Addison Dental can help you come up with that plan. We will check your teeth and help develop and hone a program that will ensure that your smile stays happy and healthy. Our comprehensive dental care will ensure that your teeth will be protected from cavities and fix any problems that arise. Our cosmetic dentistry can fix issues that have already developed either naturally or not. We offer emergency dental services for when disaster strikes so you don’t have to wait in pain for days. So be sure to make your next dental appointment with us. You’ll be glad you did.