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Several significant oral health hazards often arise due to poor oral hygiene methods. If for any reason you are not properly caring for your teeth and gums, you can leave yourself susceptible to tooth decay. Tooth decay arises when your tooth enamel is slowly worn down. To help prevent damage associated with tooth decay, always make sure you’re using appropriate equipment to eliminate plaque and bacteria in your mouth.

Plaque is known for causing tooth decay because it consists of bacteria and debris that collects on your teeth in a thin layer designed to help wear down your tooth enamel. It can convert various substances in your diet into acids that will chew through your tooth enamel. Thus, eliminating plaque is important for tooth decay prevention.

Similarly, exercise caution with your diet and eliminate any potential products that can contribute to plaque buildup or dental erosion. Everything from sugars and starches to routinely snacking throughout the day can put you at a higher risk of tooth decay. For additional help with treating tooth decay, visit your dentist for oral examinations and bi-annual professional cleanings.

For more tooth decay advice or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. William Robison and our team at our dental office in Las Vegas, Nevada, please contact us at 702-384-5070. Whispering Pines Dental looks forward to hearing from you soon!