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Are you doing enough to keep your teeth safe from the dangers of tooth decay and cavities? Sadly, cavities are highly common and can occur rather easily. However, that does not mean you should despair and give up hope, as effective oral health care routines can keep them at bay.

Cavities are often caused when harmful acids from foods that erode your tooth enamel until a hole forms, called a cavity. If left unchecked, the hole can let in dangerous bacteria into the inner parts of the tooth, eventually resulting in tooth loss.

For additional care, you can protect your teeth by removing harmful plaque and debris from your mouth before it has a chance to damage your teeth. This can be accomplished by chewing sugarless gum or using mouthwash after meals. Other oral health habits that can fight cavities include brushing and flossing daily, visiting your dentist for professional cleanings, using safe and effective toothpaste, including products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance, and eating a healthy diet that is low in sugars and acidic foods and drinks.

No matter which dental filling service you choose, the real importance is the oral health benefits each can provide. If you would like Dr. Clifford Morton and our team at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry to bring you in for an oral exam to determine if you have a cavity or two, please contact our dentist office in Marietta, Georgia, by calling us at 770-973-0141. We can get you on the path to smiles for miles!