In California and around the country, tooth decay is one of the most prominent dangers to oral health for both children and adults. That’s right, it affects adults too! Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry serves people from 20 to 90 years old to help fight tooth decay and improve oral health in Los Angeles.
Blame it all on the Bacteria
Bacteria is the predominant cause of tooth decay. Bacteria lives in your mouth and combines with plaque and acids to soften the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often bring about the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities. As we’re sure you know, cavities lead to tooth loss and can be disastrous for oral health in Los Angeles
Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed throughout the day, cavities can form. Foods and drinks to avoid include soda, sugary chewing gum, juice, and candy. These substances tend to create an environment where bacteria can flourish, so it’s best to avoid them.
To help prevent tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prohibit tooth decay. At our practice, Dr. Bill Dorfman will see to it that you are taken care of. We are located at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 Los Angeles, California. Our services include preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dentures.