Proper oral hygiene at home is very important to help maintain healthy gums and prevent cavities. Our family dental office in Santa Rosa will show you the techniques for good oral hygiene. Gum disease is mainly caused by bacterial plaque (the white gooey stuff that sticks to teeth), impacted food particles between teeth, and tarter (the hard calcified deposits around teeth). They all cause gum inflammation and eventual bone loss around teeth. Cavities are caused by bad acid producing bacteria that de-mineralize the tooth and eventually actively eat away the tooth structure.
Daily home care with brushing, flossing, picks, inter-proximal brushes, anti-microbial mouthwashes, and fluoride containing toothpastes go a long way in reducing gum inflammation and protecting your teeth against disease.
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