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A healthy smile depends on effective prevention and treatment plans for any issues that may arise with your smile. One of the most common issues that can plague your mouth is tooth decay. Tooth decay is an oral health condition that results from the breakdown of your tooth enamel. Protecting your smile against the effects of tooth decay includes cleaning your mouth regularly with daily habits and dental visits.

Always make sure you are brushing your teeth and gums twice daily and flossing once daily. In some situations, traditional toothbrushes and threaded dental floss may not be enough. As an alternative, switch to electric toothbrushes or water flossers to improve your oral health care. Additional treatment tools include using mouthwash and chewing sugarless gum after meals.

Visiting your dentist is highly effective for your oral health care and the prevention of tooth decay. Be sure to schedule routine visits with your dentist and do not forget professional cleanings every six months. With the help of your dentist, tooth decay can be prevented.

If your tooth decay has advanced to the stage of cavities, Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry in Bend, Oregon, would love to help through the use of composite dental fillings. For a more thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas E. Wold, by calling our dentist office at 541.389.1301. Make the change you seek in your smile today!