Do you ever wonder why tooth decay happens? Tooth decay can happen to anyone and is very common. Proper oral hygiene helps protect teeth from decay developing. Lets take a look at symptoms to look for;
Toothaches are the most common symptom from decay. The decay can cause infection and irritation of the tooth, resultling in mild to severe pain and even tooth loss. Bad breath or a foul taste can also be an indicator, and discoloration in the form of white, gray or black spots can present on the tooth.
To avoid a toothache, it is important to fix the unhealthy teeth.
There are easy steps to take to prevent decay. Proper tooth brushing twice daily helps remove bacteria that causes decay. Flossing is important, as it cleanses between teeth. Avoidance of high sugar and acidic foods and drink help keep teeth healthier. And lastly, most dentists recommend professional teeth cleanings every six months. The appointment gives the dentist the opportunity to catch decay in an early, less deterimental stage. The dentist or hygienist may give you tips to better regular oral hygiene routine to avoid decay.
Tooth decay isnt always easy to detect. Sometimes decay can start or occur with no side effects. Decay resulting in a toothache can be very painful and time consuming to have fixed. Taking oral hygiene seriously is important in maintaing proper general health.