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Tooth decay is extremely important to keep at bay. If you don’t, you might find yourself experiencing pain that could have been prevented. Here at Johnson Ranch Dental in Roseville, California, we are happy to talk to you about the importance of tooth decay and how you can overcome it to keep your smile healthy and safe.

Tooth decay is simply the destruction of your tooth enamel, which is the outer layer of each individual tooth. This can occur when substances like sugars, plaque, or tartar build-up stick to the teeth and begin rotting them. Tooth decay can lead to cavities, which are holes in your teeth, and eventually lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and even bone loss when left untreated.

There are many ways to reduce the risk of tooth decay or cavities. These ways contain keeping up with your brushing and flossing habits each day. If you brush twice a day for two minutes a day, you are lowering the plaque build-up. Flossing will keep food particles or plaque from settling between your teeth. Mouthwash with fluoride can also be effective when it comes to reducing cavities and tooth decay.

If you feel your smile needs a checkup, or perhaps you have cavities that need to be addressed, please call us today at 916.784.1700 to set up an appointment with Dr. Oliver Wong. Our caring and talented team is happy to provide you with top-notch care and can address any of your oral health care needs.