Toluca Lake Root Canal Dentist Gives Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 4, 2014

Our Toluca Lake root canal dentist can help patients with severe dental damage regain healthy smiles. However, our dental team will also work with you to provide preventative treatments that will keep your smile healthy, so that you do not need extensive restorative dental treatments. So let’s review some of the hallmarks of an oral-health-promoting dental plan.

In order to avoid the kind of dental damage that requires root canal therapy, you have to protect the inner core of your tooth from infection and injury. The good news is that there are two dental layers that protect the inner core of the tooth—the dentin and the dental enamel.

Over time, dental enamel and dentin can become compromised due to infection or injury. When this happens, your dental pulp may be exposed, in which case you would need root canal therapy in order to save your tooth.

Protect your tooth from infection by:

· Brushing your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque

· Flossing your teeth at least once a day to clear plaque away from between your teeth and from along the gum line

· Completing a professional dental cleaning at least once very 6 months (or as recommended by your dentist) to get a thorough cleaning

Protect your tooth from injury by:

· Wearing protective dental gear when playing sports or engaging in activities that carry the potential for dental damage

· Treating chronic tooth grinding as soon as you notice it—over time grinding can lead to tooth fracture

Our Toluca Lake dentist office is here to support you in your pursuit of oral health. Please feel free to call us or contact us through our website inquiry form in order to get the information you need to protect your teeth for years to come. We look forward to speaking with you!