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To help adequately protect your smile against the risks of tooth decay and plaque buildup, it is important to understand what causes tooth decay and take the necessary steps to limit the risk factors involved and receive the treatments necessary to not only prevent the condition from continuing to occur, but even prevent it from occurring in the first place. With the help of your dentist and an adequate oral health care plan, tooth decay can be eliminated.

Not all oral health ailments are the same. However, most oral hygiene routines and practices that you use to keep your smile safe can prove to be effective blanket coverage for several risks that can arise. In situations such as brushing and flossing correctly, you can be well protected against various issues associated with the destruction of your tooth enamel or damage to your teeth and gums. By brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, you can drastically lower the amount of debris and plaque buildup in your mouth that can contribute to various oral health risks.

If for any reason you have plaque buildup in your mouth, you will be at an increased risk for tooth decay. As plaque buildup can convert sugars in your mouth into harmful acids that will erode your tooth enamel, you need to make sure that all plaque and debris is minimized to help keep your smile safe. Furthermore, if harmful acids start the chew through your tooth enamel, cavities will eventually rise, which can lead to pulp failure, infections, and tooth death. For additional help with your oral health care, visit your dentist for bi-annual professional cleanings and routine checkups as needed.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about tooth decay? With tooth decay prevention and care from Burkart Dental, we can make sure you receive the oral health care you need. If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit us at our dental office in Aurora, Colorado, Dr. John Burkart and our team can be reached by calling us at 303-693-7330.