Safeguarding Your Smile: Preventing Tooth Decay

April 30, 2024

Did you know that 60-90% of children worldwide, and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities? While these numbers may seem alarming, maintaining optimal oral health is within your reach with proper care. At the office of Wellwood Family Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive selection of preventive and dental services to help patients of all ages protect their teeth and gums.

Understanding Tooth Decay: The Role of Plaque and Diet

Tooth decay occurs when dental plaque is not consistently removed from around the teeth and gums. Your risk for tooth decay also increases if your diet is high in sugary sweets, acidic foods, and beverages, or if you experience dry mouth, teeth grinding, receding gums, or deeply grooved dental enamel.

As experienced providers of care, we emphasize the importance of preventive measures to maintain optimal oral health. Regular checkups allow for early detection and treatment of dental disease, helping you avoid further damage and more severe consequences to your oral health and overall well-being.

Ensuring a Healthy Smile: Our Dental Prevention Program

When you visit our office for a checkup, you can trust that your smile is in the best of hands. We use advanced technology and techniques to evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of dental disease or developing problems. In addition to assessing your oral health, every exam performed by our dentist includes a thorough, professional teeth cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar buildup that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. We'll also review your home care routine and provide guidance on how you can clean and care for your teeth more effectively between checkups.

Protecting Your Teeth: Solutions for Preventing Tooth Decay

While tooth decay is a common oral health concern, with regular visits to our office, cavities can be prevented. At the office of Wellwood Family Dentistry, we offer personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all of your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.

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2835 Smith Avenue
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Baltimore, MD 21209