It’s Never Too Late to Correct Oral Health

It can be difficult to keep up with good oral health habits in your busy, fast-paced life. Time, bad eating habits, health problems, not visiting the dentist and an inconsistent brushing and flossing routine can all take their toll on your smile. Fortunately, it’s never too late to start a good oral health regimen and repair or treat past damage caused by decay. Many times if your dentist catches a cavity early enough, it is possible to re-mineralize the weakened parts of your enamel so that it does not become a full-blown cavity requiring a filling. This can be done with toothpastes, rinses and other products that contain fluoride, calcium and phosphate. Increasing saliva flow by chewing sugar-free gum will also help the re-mineralization process. If you have a cavity that has not reached to the inner most part of the tooth, fillings are the most effective way to stabilize and save the tooth. There are a variety of filling options for you and your dentist to discuss, depending on the size and location of the cavity as well as durability and cost of the filling. Remember, keeping your mouth healthy should be an integral part of your daily routine. Your oral health plays an essential role in helping keep your whole body in tip-top shape and should not be over-looked amidst your busy schedule. Be sure to set aside time every day for brushing and flossing and schedule regular visits to the dentist.


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