At Caring Dental of Spotswood, we encourage all of our patients to be mindful about their oral health. Because we see our patients so infrequently during the year, the majority of caring for their oral health falls on their shoulders. You may be surprised to learn how quickly your oral health can deteriorate if you are not cleaning and caring for your teeth properly. It is very easy for tooth decay to develop leading to the need for treatment.
Do you know what the strongest substance in your body is? You may be surprised to learn it is your tooth enamel, which is the outer covering of your teeth. Your tooth enamel is even harder than your bones. The enamel of your teeth protects the dentin, which is found inside your teeth. Tooth enamel also helps protect your teeth from daily use, including chewing and biting. Although tooth enamel is strong, it is not indestructible and can become damaged when you don’t care for your teeth properly.
Most dental problems can be avoided by following good dental hygiene practices and regular visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam. It’s important to know what the most common dental issues are so you and your dentist can work together to prevent them.