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Root canal infections are often caused by deep tooth decay. Fortunately, although this means that patients normally cause their own teeth to wear away, this also means that you can have a hand in thwarting the need for a root canal procedure. Here are some things that you can do at home to foil your need for root canal operations from our office.

Since the cause of root canal procedure is deep tooth breakdown, stopping tooth erosion should be your primary target. To minimize the effects of harmful bacteria chomping away at your teeth, brush your pearly whites with fluoridated toothpaste at least two times per day. Extract leftover food and food remnants from your mouth at least once daily by using floss, and make sure that you’re getting a visit from our office at least once every six months. Another cause of root canal treatment is dental trauma, so if you play contact sports, then wear a mouthguard to guard yourself.

Have you been to our office for a dental cleaning in a while? Call Advanced Dentistry of New York in Jackson Heights, New York, now at 718-313-9987 and Dr. Frantz Backer and the team there will aid you and get you squared away. It’s time that you wore the bright, white smile you want, so call now!