Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay happens plaque materializes on your teeth and generates acid which then burrows into your tooth enamel. This can eventually create serious dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease or abscesses.

Tooth decay occurs a little bit every day, but unless it has advanced, we can hardly detect it. If decay has evolved to the point of a cavity, you may have a toothache, tooth sensitivity, grey, brown or black spots on your teeth, halitosis and a bad taste in your mouth.

You can steer clear of significant tooth decay with steady oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice and floss once every single day. Chewing sugarless gum after meals and rinsing with mouthwash can help wash away plaque causing bacteria and acid from your teeth. We also strongly encourage that you evade smoking, alcohol, and cut down on sugary and starchy foods and beverages.

Redwood Dental in Providence, Utah is here to sustain your efforts. Come visit us for a deep dental cleaning and an oral exam twice a year. We’ll remove tough plaque and tartar and catch any dental problems early. We can also offer you a fluoride treatment during each checkup to strengthen your tooth enamel. If your tooth decay turns out to be more advanced, Dr. Troy Walton can rescue your teeth with a dental filling, crown, or root canal if needed. Don’t hesitate to call us at 435-755-6562 to book an appointment. Come see us soon!