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Your oral health has a profound impact on your overall wellness. A healthy smile can boost confidence and enhance your life and relationships. A consistent and appropriate oral hygiene plan of care can help you to avoid future problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to lifelong oral health and wellbeing.
Tooth decay can occur when the bacteria in your mouth creates acid which eats away at the structure of the tooth. The three layers of your teeth are the outer layer, called enamel, the middle layer, which is dentin, and the core of the tooth, called pulp, which is made up of nerves and blood vessels. Decay may begin with a cavity and create a hole in your tooth. The more layers of teeth that are affected determine the severity of tooth decay.
Plaque, which naturally forms on the teeth, can be managed with regular cleaning and checkups. If plaque is not controlled, bacteria can grow. Tooth decay may be caused by:
Dr. A and our professional team at Innovative Dental, serving Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia, believe in partnering with our patients for the best care of their teeth and gums. With a complete range of family, emergency, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, we help patients to achieve their healthiest smiles.
Tooth decay can be prevented with the following measures:
For your optimal oral health, contact our knowledgeable and friendly dental professionals at Innovative Dental today at (267) 463-2777.
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