Tooth decay is something that almost everyone will experience in their lifetime at one point or another. If you do not take care of it, tooth decay can lay the foundation for many other nasty issues that can grow into your mouth. If you do not take care of tooth decay when you first spot the signs, you could find yourself looking for a dentist Hollywood.
To put it simply, tooth decay is when your teeth start to rot away due to a lack of oral hygiene. Plaque develops and keeps sugars/acids next to the tooth. Over a period of time, the enamel of your teeth rots away forming cavities. Many things can cause tooth decay but everything is only made worse when you do not practice proper brushing techniques.
Tooth decay follows a simple formula before getting complex. At first, it starts off as some plaque buildup. If the plaque goes untreated, tartar will form around the gums and gingivitis will start developing around the gums. After that, cavities develop. If a cavity develops and goes untreated, that is when you can really see some issues develop. When a cavity goes untreated, it opens up the possibility of the tooth rotting to the core. After that happens, you’ll need to have a root canal. In extreme cases, you could see the infection spread to your ears, nose, or throat while also losing the tooth forever.
You can deter tooth decay by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and eating nutritious meals that are low in sugars and acidic foods. Even if you do all this, you still might need a dentist Hollywood. If your teeth still need some extra TLC, contact us today. TLC Dental & Orthodontics is here to help.