How You Can Prevent Tooth Decay

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Left untreated, tooth decay can cause numerous dental problems, including tooth pain, tooth loss, and cavities. At Grant Davis Gribble Dental, our dentists can help you take care of your smile so you can prevent tooth decay.

How Tooth Decay Occurs

When we eat and drink, a residue is left behind. This is called plaque. Plaque is bacteria that coats your teeth. If plaque is not cleaned from the teeth, it transforms into an acid that eats away at enamel, causing tooth decay.

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

It is never too late to develop the habits that prevent tooth decay. At Grant Davis Gribble Dental, our friendly dentists provide high quality dental care for every member of your family so you can maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.

There are a few ways you can prevent tooth decay, these include:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily for at least 2 minutes
  • Flossing your teeth daily to remove plaque between teeth
  • Avoiding foods high in sugar and carbohydrates – these feed plaque bacteria
  • Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with a dentist

Because children are more susceptible to tooth decay, it is recommended that they visit their dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups. Adults should visit the dentist at least twice per year.

Family Friendly Dentistry

Your New Mexico family is always welcome at Grant Davis Gribble Dental. Let us take care of your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.