In California and around the country, tooth decay is one of the most widespread childhood dilemmas, yet tooth decay also affects adults. La Costa Dental Excellence serves people from 35 to 90 years old to help fight tooth decay.
Blame it on Bacteria
Bacteria is the cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and commingle with plaque and acids to break down the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.
Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed throughout the day, tooth decay can arise. Foods to bypass include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria prosper.
To help restrict tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings will help restrict tooth decay.
Hello, my name is Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth. My practice, La Costa Dental Excellence, is located at 7730 Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste 106 Carlsbad, California.- Stephen Dankworth & Kimberly Corrigan-Dankworth
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