Tooth decay and gum disease are two major dental issues that can destroy your teeth, gums, smile, and oral health if you let them. In fact, tooth decay can erode the tooth enamel and create cavities, which can destroy your teeth, and gum disease can irritate and infect the gums as well as deteriorate the underlying bone, eventually resulting in loose and lost teeth. So, as you might have already guessed, it’s best to keep these dental issues at bay. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Kevin M. Altieri, has some instructions for you.
First, clean your smile regularly by keeping up on oral hygiene. This should involve brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing your teeth and gums once a day, and rinsing your mouth with mouth rinse daily. These things help you remove the plaque and bacteria that create tooth decay and gum disease. So, make sure you perform each task correctly and effectively. As you do so, please use tools (toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash) that have been approved by the American Dental Association.
Second, attend your dental checkups every six months. These appointments are very important when it comes to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. They involve deeply cleaning your smile, removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, and strengthening your tooth enamel. These things can all help you have a top-notch smile and oral health.
Call Bellaire Dental Excellence at 817.294.5513 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth decay and gum disease in Fort Worth, Texas. Our dental team will be happy to assist you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!