Tooth Decay Can Destroy Your Oral Health

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Are you aware of the dangers of tooth decay? If not, we have news for you! Tooth decay is not something to dismiss because it can cause serious harm to your oral health. That is why our team here at Groover Family Dentistry in Savannah, Georgia is happy to talk to you about the importance of overcoming tooth decay.

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

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

If you feel your smile needs a checkup or still have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 912-354-9541 to set up an appointment with Dr. Michael J. Groover. Our friendly and talented team is happy to provide you with top-notch care and can address any of your oral health care needs.