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You might not be used to brushing your teeth twice a day or flossing every night, but if you want your oral health to thrive, it’s important that you take care of your teeth. Otherwise, you may experience rapid tooth decay. Here are some facts about tooth decay and some more details on how to prevent it:

– Tooth decay is a widespread yet serious oral health disorder that is created by the annihilation of your tooth enamel.

– If your tooth decay is not removed regularly, you can develop gum disease or a severely decayed tooth, which can lead to an extraction or tooth loss.

– When a hole in your tooth enamel forms due to tooth decay, we call this a cavity. Thankfully, as long as they are not too large, cavities can be filled with standard amalgam or composite dental fillings.

– Tooth decay occurs when plaque builds up in your mouth. Plaque is a sticky white film of bacteria capable of converting sugars into harmful acids that can eat through tooth enamel.

– To decrease the effects of tooth decay, it’s important to make regular visits to Family Smiles Dental, where a qualified professional can remove tartar (or hardened plaque) from your teeth.

Tooth decay can be treated with the help of your dentist, Dr. Hope Still and our capable dental staff at Family Smiles Dental. To book an appointment in Dallas, Georgia, please contact us at 770-505-4746. We look forward to seeing you smile!