Maintaining a healthy mouth throughout the course of your life encompasses several important factors. This includes practicing a daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to floss between your teeth and along the gumline at least once each day.
Any inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene habits can leave excess plaque and bacterial deposits in your mouth. The persistent presence of these substances can cause a buildup of plaque acids that can gradually start to affect your tooth enamel.
As time goes on the acidic oral environment can promote the development of cavities on multiple teeth. If Dr. Michael J Leahy notices a problem like this during your regularly scheduled dental checkup, he might be able to repair the teeth with dental fillings.
After treating all incidence of tooth decay he might also recommend improving the general strength of your existing tooth enamel by administering a fluoride treatment. In just a few minutes the concentrated fluoride gel can rejuvenate the mineral density of your teeth to help resist future cavities.
It would also help to make a conscious effort to improve your daily oral hygiene habits, this includes brushing twice each day and making sure to floss at least once. Be sure to brush your teeth with a quality toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste.
If you live in the Columbus, Ohio, area and you’re concerned about the health of your teeth, you should call 614-848-4900 to schedule a checkup at Michael J Leahy DDS’s dental office.