Simple Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay | Walnut Creek Dentist

Oral HealthIf you don’t already know, keeping up your dental hygiene helps prevent unhappy dental visits in the future. Your teeth are very susceptible to decay if you do not take proper care of them and practice good oral hygiene regularly. In order to help ensure you are taking care of your teeth properly, here are some tips we recommend to help you prevent tooth decay:

Talk to your dental professional. They are there to make sure your mouth, teeth, and gums are healthy before beginning a whitening program. If you have questions, now is the time to ask. This is also when they will recommend a supervised whitening option for your safety and maximum results.

Stick with your maintenance schedule. You are ultimately in charge of keeping your smile bright. Remember, no whitening is permanent and regular professional cleaning is essential to remove stains and the tartar that can cause gum disease.

Keep certain foods and drinks to a minimum. We all know sweets are bad for our smiles. Acidic food and drinks can be just as harmful to your teeth as sugar. The acid erodes tooth enamel and can make your teeth sensitive, more vulnerable to cavities, and lose its luster. When you do partake, brush and/or rinse thoroughly afterwards. The consumption of those products over extended time periods heightens the risk of decay.

Remember, you can maintain your teeth for a long time if you properly take care of them. Between your daily routine and regular dental cleanings, your teeth are sure to stay glistening and healthy.

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