Preventing Tooth Decay and Gingivitis
Dr. Mark L. Teach Provides Tips on Preventing Tooth Decay and Gingivitis
Dr. Mark L. Teach, an experienced general dentist in Buffalo Provides Tips on Preventing Tooth Decay and Gingivitis in the Following Educational Video. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
The one way to prevent tooth decay and gingivitis is through consistent, proper oral hygiene: brushing, flossing, and limiting the amount of simple sugars in the diet. Unfortunately, sugar is in nearly everything that we eat today. The amount of sugar, though, is less important than the frequency that it appears in one’s diet. If you were to eat a candy bar, it would be better to eat it all at once than to eat one piece every hour until the candy bar was gone. In the latter case, the sugars in the bar would keep the pH level in your mouth low, which would allow acids to cause decay and the inflammation of the gum tissue, which is the cause of gingivitis.
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