Our Torrance Dentists at Select Dental are here to provide information on how you can prevent tooth decay, otherwise known as a cavity. People of all ages can experience tooth decay, but it can be prevented with proper oral hygiene and smart decisions when it comes to diet.
Tooth decay, also called by its more popular name, the cavity, occurs when bacteria formed in the mouth creates a tooth-decaying acid. Carbohydrates play a large role since the bacteria feeds on it to create the acid. This acid creates the holes we see in our teeth.
Failing to treat tooth decay can result in a variety of consequences: pain, tooth loss, and infection. Tooth pain takes control over many facets of a person’s life which often causes a lack of sleep, the inability to eat, and missed days of school/work.
1. Improper Oral Hygiene: People often brush their teeth regularly but floss irregularly and/or fail to brush their tongue. Our Torrance dentists find that many people don’t incorporate mouthwash into their routine. Make sure to maintain proper oral hygiene to avoid the risk of tooth decay.
2. Foods with plenty of sugar: Bacteria love sugar. They cover your teeth in acid that causes holes in the teeth. You shouldn’t think candy is the only type of food high in sugar. In fact, hidden sugars are found in many types of food.
3. Tooth decay often occurs when people have issues with tooth enamel and deep crevices. It is easy for plaque to grow in deep crevices within the tooth. When people have a deep crevice problem, dental sealant is likely the main solution to prevent tooth decay.
Other dental offices cannot compete with Select Dental’s selection of Torrance Dentists when it comes to high-quality dental care. Select Dental Office offers a variety of treatments ranging from reconstructive surgery to oral surgery, and everything in between. Visit our location at 2171 Torrance Blvd #1, Torrance, CA 90501 or contact us at (310) 953-9339. If you want to learn more about our services, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!