Proactive Care With Preventive Measures
Your mouth has a unique microbiome filled with healthy bacteria that break down your food, deliver nutrients to the rest of your body, and fight to protect against foreign agents. When sugar and food debris is left sitting in your mouth for too long, it can lead to the development of unhealthy bacteria.
Without proper removal through brushing, flossing, and rinsing after meals, you’re at risk for tooth decay. This means the bacteria can grow and eat away at your teeth, causing cavities and a host of other dental problems.
Preventive care such as good oral hygiene habits paired with routine dental visits with our experts Dr. Steinbach and Dr. Van Gorden can keep your mouth decay-free all year long. As an added protection, they may recommend a dental sealant to protect your teeth from the effects of tooth decay and cavities.