The search to be able to prevent tooth decay been around for decades. We know that good oral hygiene plays a role but what other things can you do to avoid the need for the dentist drill.
Dr Rachel Hall of Evolve holistic dental practice explains.
Cleaning your teeth and removing the plaque or bacteria layer is a great start to preventing decay but nutrition and underlying health must be part of this equation as research published in dental journals in the late 1960’s demonstrated decay rates are intimately associated with the systemic health of your body. The best solution to prevent tooth decay is to:
Dental decay is a symptom of systemic disease and imbalances.
Often bacteria are present when tooth decay is active, but they are not the cause of it.
In order to prevent cavities it is essential to consider all theories behind tooth decay and from there take a holistic approach to prevention by focusing on diet, toxicity, inflammation and lifestyle choices.
Oral Hygiene To Stop Tooth Decay
Oral hygiene is a key component when it comes to having attractive, healthy looking teeth and gums.
Brushing and flossing regularly and effectively keeps your teeth clean, free from stains, plaque and tartar build up, helps keep the gums in good condition and reduces your risk for dental decay and gum disease.
As discussed earlier removing plaque or bacteria build-up and food debris from the teeth by brushing alone is not the only key to preventing dental disease but is one part of the bigger picture.
Without a doubt, though if you don’t brush your teeth it won’t be long until they look dirty as food debris, staining, plaque and eventually tartar build up making your teeth look yellow and grubby and it sure won’t help you have sweet smelling breath.
As a holistic dental practice Evolve Dental Healing in Kenmore focusing on the bigger picture of tooth decay, gum disease and dental issues.
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