Don’t Let Cavities or Gum Disease Ruin Your Mouth

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Has your oral health care lived up to its full potential lately? Have you done your part to keep plaque buildup from occurring? Plaque buildup occurs from food residue that is not thoroughly washed from your mouth. If left unchecked, plaque buildup can lead to dangerous conditions including the formation of cavities and the beginning stages of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

Don’t let cavities or gum disease ruin your mouth. Use the following guidelines to establish effective oral health habits.

Helpful tips for preventing cavities:
– Always follow effective oral health care habits such as brushing twice daily and flossing once daily.
– Use dentist-approved dental cleaning products or products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
– Eat a well-balanced diet from all food groups, with limited snacking between meals.
– Visit your dentists at Tier One Dental for your regularly scheduled checkups and professional cleanings.
– Avoid sugary food and drinks, and forgo snacks that can easily stick to your teeth or easily become lodged between them.

Helpful tips to avoid gum disease:
– Visit your dentists at Tier One Dental for your regularly scheduled checkups and professional cleanings.
– Smoking or chewing tobacco is considered by many dentists as one of the highest risk factors for gum disease.
– If you have diabetes or a poor diet, exercise extra caution for your gums, as both diabetes and your diet present a higher risk for many infectious diseases, including gum disease.
– Dry mouth symptoms or low saliva production in your mouth are risk factors for gum disease.
Many oral health care habits can be used to protect your mouth from both tooth decay and gum disease. If you would like to schedule a visit with Drs. Henry, McCown, and Johnson at our office in Seguin, Texas, then please call us at 830-372-2852. Your smile is our goal!