Preventing Tooth Decay

Preventing Tooth Decay in Texas In Texas and around the country, tooth decay is one of the most widespread childhood issues, yet tooth decay also affects adults. Montz and Maher Dental Group serve people from 5 to 95 years old to help fight tooth decay.

Blame it on Bacteria

Bacteria is the cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and merge with plaque and acids to erode the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often bring about the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Lifestyle Factors

Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed throughout the day, cavities can develop. Foods to avoid include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria prosper.

To help prohibit cavities, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.

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Contact Montz and Maher Dental Group:

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2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas 77581

Pearland Phone: 832-895-5120

1769 S. Friendswood Dr. Ste 107
Friendswood, TX 77546
Friendswood Phone: 281-482-1275