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Dr. Jeffrey Lowe and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your smile each and every day. You can do so by doing all you can to avoid the dental issues that can severely harm and destroy your oral health. Those dental issues are:

Tooth decay: Tooth decay is a serious dental issue that results from poor oral hygiene. If you forget to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse daily, there is a chance the bacteria in your mouth could attack your teeth and decay the outer shell. This results in cavities that can cause severe pain. If the decay is not treated in a timely manner, it could spread and make root canal therapy or tooth extraction your only options for treatment.

Gum disease: Gum disease is a dangerous dental issue that can infect your gums, deteriorate your underlying bone, and result in loose and lost teeth. This problem generally occurs when the plaque on and between your teeth is left untreated because you forgo your six-month dental cleanings and you have a poor oral hygiene routine. It’s best to prevent this issue as much as possible by visiting your dentist twice a year and properly cleaning your smile each and every day.

Enamel erosion: Enamel erosion is a common dental issue that can result in extreme tooth sensitivity. This problem generally occurs when the acid in the foods and beverages you consume attack and erode your teeth. It also occurs when you have inadequate exposure to fluoride. So, to prevent this dental issue, it’s best to limit the acidic products you consume and take advantage of fluoride, whether it’s by using fluoride toothpaste, rinsing with fluoride mouthwash, or receiving a professional fluoride treatment.

If you do all you can to prevent these dental issues, you’ll be on the right track toward the strong and successful oral health you deserve. To learn more about how to achieve a strong and healthy smile in Hays, Kansas, please call Lifetime Dental Care at 785-625-7969 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!