Chronic Plaque Acids in the Mouth Can Be Linked to Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

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It’s important to brush your teeth each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and gumline at least once each day. This basic daily routine is essential for clearing away sugar residue, plaque and trapped food particles from your mouth.

Inconsistent oral hygiene habits and persistent bacterial deposits in your mouth can lead to the chronic buildup of plaque acids. In time this acidic oral environment can start to demineralize your tooth enamel, increasing your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth.

Having a dentist like Dr. Cory Williams perform a dental checkup twice each year will help to detect tooth enamel demineralization as well as other oral health problems. If there is a concern with your tooth enamel he can administer a fluoride treatment or recommend other options to restore the health of your teeth.

Any active cavities will require timely treatment. This might call for installing a dental filling or having him perform a dental crown restoration.

Dr. Williams might also give you tips and pointers to help improve your daily routine. This might also include making sure that all of your oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you live in the Wilmington, North Carolina, area and you are concerned about the health of your teeth you should call 910-763-1072 to schedule a checkup at Cory Williams, DDS.