Although your summer smile may have been sparkling, just as the leaves fall away in Autumn, so too can your tooth enamel due to tooth decay. Tooth decay never stops fighting to destroy your enamel, and so your tooth decay treatment should never stop as well. Make sure you are brushing and flossing your teeth every single day as required for effective oral hygiene.
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily. Furthermore, effective oral health care includes professional cleanings every six months by your dentist and routine checkups. Your dentist can make sure all areas of your mouth are thoroughly being cleaned and you are not missing any gaps or spaces in between. If tooth decay continues, a hole in your enamel can eventually occur known as a cavity.
Cavities can allow bacteria to travel into a tooth a cause further harm, including infections and eventual tooth loss. If a cavity occurs, a dental filling will be required. Prevent cavities by preventing tooth decay with effective oral health care treatments.
Keeping your teeth clean ensures tooth decay will not be able to harm you. To schedule your professional cleaning at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC with Dr. Nicholas Nicastro Jr. and our team at our dentist office in Port Jefferson Station, New York, simply give us a call at 631-928-2020. Let us help you with all of your oral health care needs.