Rotting teeth are a sign of serious decay that results in holes in the teeth. Poor or inadequate brushing, poor diet, and not seeing a dentist regularly can cause painful and destructive tooth decay.
You can stop tooth decay before it destroys your kids’ teeth by visiting your local Kool Smiles office. Call Kool Smiles today to schedule an appointment.
Your mouth is full of bacteria that feed off of what you eat and drink. As the bacteria eat the sugars left on your teeth, they create a destructive acid. This acid begins to soften and dissolve the enamel covering your teeth. Left untreated, the acid will continue to work its way all the way through your teeth to the nerves inside, eventually killing the teeth.
Because your decayed teeth will not heal themselves, you must see a dentist right away if you feel as if your teeth are rotting.
There are several signs of tooth decay, including:
These symptoms will get worse or become more frequent as the decay spreads. If the acid eats all the way through to the inside of the tooth where the root lives (the pulp), an infection sets in causing:
Fortunately, you have the power to stop tooth decay in its tracks.
Brush and floss twice a day, after meals if possible. Learn proper brushing technique and use a fluoride toothpaste to help remove plaque that leads to tooth decay.
Cut down on sweet and starchy snacks like potato chips. These snack provide bacteria with the food they need to produce the acid that rots teeth. Deny them their food, and the bacteria can’t harm the teeth.
See a dentists every six months for a professional cleaning and dental exam. Don’t wait until you feel the symptoms of rotting teeth.
You can prevent decay from even starting with good oral hygiene and a healthy diet.
Keep the smiles in your home healthy and happy at Kool Smiles. Call us to schedule an appointment today.
Mouth Healthy: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/brushing-your-teeth
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