Protect Your Mouth From Decay
The purpose of dental appointments is to catch oral problems before they occur, treat current issues, and protect you from the effects of tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when unhealthy bacteria penetrate and damage the tooth’s structure which can result in permanent damage to your teeth. Leaving tooth decay untreated can lead to the need for dental fillings and root canals as well as put you at a higher risk for tooth loss and periodontal disease.
Keeping tooth decay at bay takes a combination of a consistent at-home oral hygiene routine and bi-annual visits with Dr. Otteson. With standard cleanings and exams as part of our preventive dental care, we can help you keep tooth decay at bay all year long.