The American Dental Association advises that you to brush your teeth each morning and night, and that you remember to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and gumline at least once per day. This basic oral hygiene routine is essential for clearing away sugar residue, plaque, and stray food material.
If you fail to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, the persistent plaque acids can start to affect the health of your mouth. This can start to demineralize or weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel. As this acidic environment persists, it could greatly increase your chances of developing a cavity on one of your teeth.
Attending a dental checkup twice each year with a dentist like Dr. Bogdan Bodroug will actively detect tooth enamel demineralization and other signs of an oral health problem. If there is a concern with your tooth enamel, he can administer a fluoride treatment to bolster the strength of your teeth.
Any active areas of tooth decay that are found will require timely treatment. This might call for installing a dental filling or performing a dental crown restoration.
After treating any compromised teeth and restoring the basic strength of your tooth enamel, you will need to make a concentrated effort to improve your oral hygiene habits.
If you live in the Vancouver, Washington, area, and if you are concerned about the health of your teeth, you should call 360-448-7018 to schedule a checkup at Quality Dental Care.