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We all know tooth decay can threaten our smile. However, avoiding the problem can lead to dangerous situations. Here at Advanced Dentistry of New York in Jackson Heights, New York, we take pride in helping you keep your smile healthy and beautiful, which is why we are happy to provide you with these tips and tricks to fighting tooth decay.

Basically, tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, which is the outer layer of each individual tooth. This can happen when sugars, plaque, or tartar build-up stick to the teeth and begin rotting them. This can lead to cavities, which are basically holes in your teeth, and can eventually lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and even bone loss when left untreated.

There are many different ways to treat your tooth decay or cavities. These ways include keeping up with your brushing and flossing routine each day. If you brush twice a day for two minutes a day, you are taking away the plaque build-up. Flossing will remove food particles or plaque from dwelling between your teeth. Mouthwash with fluoride can also be successful in reducing cavities and tooth decay.

If you feel your oral health needs a checkup or still have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 718-313-9987 to set up an appointment with Dr. Frantz Backer. Our professional and talented team is happy to provide you with top-notch care and can address any of your oral health care needs.