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Tooth decay happens plaque materializes on your teeth and generates acid which then burrows into your tooth enamel. This can eventually create serious dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease or abscesses.

Tooth decay occurs a little bit every day, but unless it has advanced, we can hardly detect it. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take measures to prevent it from seriously harming your teeth. The best way to do this is with a steady oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing regularly is absolutely essential Chewing sugarless gum after meals and using mouthwash can aid in rinsing away harmful particles from your teeth. We also strongly encourage steering clear of smoking, alcohol, and cutting down on sugary and starchy foods and drinks.

The Chicago Family Dental Center in Chicago, Illinois is here to help. We strongly recommend getting a deep dental cleaning and an oral exam twice a year. That way we can remove hard-hitting plaque and tartar and stop any cavities or other dental problems in their tracks – whether with a dental filling, crown, root canal or whatever may be best for your teeth. We can also fortify your tooth enamel with a special fluoride treatment after each checkup.

Don’t hesitate to call us at 312.551.0500 to book an appointment. Come see us soon!