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It is important to make sure that any debris in your mouth is washed away immediately. Debris that is left untreated can easily give rise to dental damage in the form of tooth decay. Tooth decay typically arises due to plaque buildup converting substances in your mouth into harmful acids which eat through your tooth enamel. To prevent tooth decay, always keep your mouth clean.

The best way to keep your mouth clean is to always eliminate debris with effective oral hygiene routines. This can be done by brushing and flossing every day. If that isn’t enough, supplemental cleaning tools such as sugarless chewing gum or mouthwash can prove to be beneficial when used after meals.

Because tooth decay is so often linked to plaque, it is important to avoid substances in your diet that can increase the rate at which plaque builds up and the rate at which it can convert substances into harmful acids. Because sugar and carbs are so detrimental to your teeth, avoid these substances as much as possible.

For help treating and preventing tooth decay, please stop by Riverside Dental & Beauty Spa for an oral exam at our dentist office in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Book your appointment by calling us at 505-219-0594. Dr. Barbara Lewis-Heywood and our team care about your smile!