Tooth Decay

Keeping your smile filling free

Plaque is a clear, sticky film that accumulates on the teeth and gums, which can be removed by brushing thoroughly twice a day. Plaque contains bacteria that feed on the sugars in the food and drinks you consume and make acid. The acid attacks the enamel of teeth and over time, these acids can erode tooth enamel, causing decay.

There are some things that can make you more susceptible to tooth decay such as not brushing and flossing regularly and not visiting the Inform Dental team for checkups and cleanings.

Saliva contains many anti-bacterial properties and is your body’s natural defence against tooth decay. Saliva also helps wash away food and harmful sugars, so it helps protect your teeth. People who have a dry mouth, which may be caused by a medical condition, taking certain medicines, or by breathing through your mouth, may experience dry mouth and increased dental decay and gum disease.

To keep your mouth healthy and prevent the development of tooth decay, call and schedule a check-up appointment with the Inform Dental team today.