How to Battle Tooth Decay

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Here at Kirti Tewari Dental PC in Bronx, New York, we battle tooth decay in our patients every day. As part of our fight against cavities and gum disease, we’d like to provide you with some important information to help you join us in the war against tooth decay.

First of all, what is it? Tooth decay occurs when bad bacteria eats away at the hard outer shell of your teeth, creating holes in your oral cavity. If your tooth decay is not immediately treated, your mouth will slowly start to rot, necessitating such dental work as fillings, crowns or periodontal treatment.

There are many different ways to treat your tooth decay or cavities. An essential part is to keep up with your oral hygiene routine. You’ll want to brush twice a day for two minutes each day and floss once a day. This will remove food particles and plaque buildup from your teeth, reversing and preventing the effects of tooth decay. Treating your teeth with fluoride will rebuild your tooth enamel, fortifying against cavities and dental erosion.

Do your teeth need a checkup or do you have any questions about tooth decay? Please call us today at 718-547-7570 to set up an appointment with Dr. Kirti Tewari. We’re here to serve.