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Did you know, neglect for your teeth can cause plaque build-up and destroy your teeth? It’s true! Neglecting your teeth can cause harmful sugars and acids to eat through your tooth enamel, leaving you with an oral health disaster. The good news is this is all treatable, and preventable. That is why our office is happy to provide you with a list of ways to help improve your oral health and treat tooth decay. This list includes:

– Always brush your teeth twice each day and floss once a day. This will remove plaque and harmful sugars or acids from your mouth that causes the problem. This can also help prevent gum disease and fight against it.

– Avoid sticky or chewy foods. These can easily attach to your teeth and gums, causing tooth decay and cavities.

– Remember to use toothbrushes with soft bristles. You’ll want to look for products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance to make sure they are safe and effective for your smile and oral health.

– Use a dental floss that is shred resistant and able to easily clean between all of your teeth. Water flossers can also be effective. 

If you keep your teeth clean, cavities will not be able to harm you. To schedule your professional cleaning at Slidell Family Dental Care with Dr. Kent Stasney and our team at our dentist office in Slidell, Louisiana, just give us a call at 985-643-4553. We are always excited to hear from you!