Although oral health is an essential part of everyone’s daily life, Dr. Jeff Yelle knows that it is often taken for granted. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one in four adults of the American population suffers from cavities. Half of the teenage population in the U.S. has had cavities.
What is tooth decay and cavities?
Your mouth is full of both helpful and harmful bacteria. The bacteria that causes tooth decay thrive if you consume sugary foods and drinks and not clean your teeth thoroughly. The bacteria produce acids which wear away the tooth’s enamel. Over time, this leads to the formation of a tooth cavity.
How to prevent them
The most obvious approach towards tooth decay and cavity prevention is brushing your teeth and flossing regularly, on top of semi-annual visits to your Monument, CO dental team for a clean-up and check-up.
Knowing your cavity risk level will help you take appropriate measures towards controlling your oral health. Your Distinctive Dental team will perform a comprehensive dental exam so that they advise you on a specific oral health approach based on your risk level.