whywoodYou might think to yourself that you’ve been brushing and flossing almost every day, which you consider decent dedication. You usually schedule your cleanings and checkups, too. As a result, you’re doing a pretty good job with your oral health, so the fact that tooth decay is affecting your smile more frequently than you’d like is starting to become frustrating. You figure you must be making some mistakes along the way but what are they? We are ready to help you understand the problems, so you can rectify them!

A “Pretty Good” Job Isn’t Good Enough

If you’re doing a pretty good job with your dental hygiene and your dedication to the professional care you need (cleanings and checkups), it’s not good enough. There’s a reason for this. Plaque is the sticky film that covers your mouth. Within it, some bad bacteria leave behind acid on your teeth, which leads to decay. The best way to avoid the tooth decay is to consistently rid your smile of these bacteria, so enamel stays intact. Translation: Extremely consistent brushing, flossing, and preventive visits will yield decay-free teeth. Mostly dedicated, not-quite-consistent care will not.

How You Can Improve

You may reflect on what we’ve explained and worry to yourself that you’re already trying pretty hard. Fortunately, the changes you need to make are minor, so don’t expect a huge undertaking. When it comes to brushing and flossing, simply make sure you do these things every day without fail (brushing twice daily; flossing once daily). As for the professional cleanings you need, schedule them in advance, so you remember to see us two times each year. The process is simple and will offer exceptional protection against the development of tooth decay.