Prevention of Tooth Decay Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, and its treatment often requires complex dental procedures. Tooth decay occurs when the acids found in plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, attack the natural enamel found on the teeth. This can easily be prevented by using proper home care methods including brushing, flossing and eating healthy, balanced meals.
Prevention of Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease (also called gum disease) is a serious condition which, without treatment, can destroy the jawbone that supports your teeth. Periodontal disease is usually the result of poor hygiene caused by the toxins found in plaque, and is a serious risk factor for heart and lung diseases. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is an excellent way to reduce your risk of periodontal problems.
Prevention of Halitosis Bad breath, or halitosis, an unpleasant odor in exhaled breath, is typically caused by old food particles on or between the teeth. Regular brushing and flossing will leave the mouth healthier and breath smelling fresher.
Prevention of Staining Staining or the yellowing of teeth can be caused by a wide variety of factors such as smoking or drinking coffee and tea. Routine dental cleanings, brushing and flossing will aid in preventing the stains from becoming permanent.