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How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Jul 3, 2020

The same thing causes cavities, tooth decay, and caries. They are simply different stages of decay. Tooth decay is the layman’s term for caries. Caries are infectious diseases that result in permanent damage to the tooth. As tooth decay or caries form and deepen into the tooth, they form a mushroom shaped cavity in the tooth, hence the name cavity.

What is the best way to prevent tooth decay?

Avoiding certain foods, especially sugars and starches, is a great way to prevent tooth decay. Fruit juices and sodas are some of the worst offenders.

Some other tips to help prevent tooth decay:

  • Always brush your teeth after eating or drinking.
  • Visit a great dentist, such as Pismo Beach dentist Dr. Perry Patel, twice per year for cleanings.
  • Make sure that all cavities are properly taken care of. Infection can spread to other teeth.
  • Avoid snacking, especially on starchy or sugary foods or drinks.
  • Consider dental sealants.
  • Ask about antibacterial treatments. This is effective for people who may be particularly prone to tooth decay.

Avoiding certain foods, especially sugars and starches, is a great way to prevent tooth decay. Fruit juices and sodas are some of the worst offenders.

About Perry Patel, DDS

Perry Patel, DDS, is the premiere Pismo Beach dentist. Originally from London, England, Patel and his family moved to San Luis Obispo in 1984. He earned a bachelors degree from UCLA, and then continued to the UCLA school of dentistry.

Patel is passionate about continuing his dental education and commitment to excellence. He attends seminars and frequent supplemental training to make sure that the care that he provides in his dental office is top-of-the-line.

Visit Perry Patel, DDS, today, at 901 North Oak Park Boulevard, in Pismo Beach. Call today at (805) 489-4761.

Perry Patel DDS

901 North Oak Park Blvd.

Ste 103

Pismo Beach, CA 93449

(805) 489-4761

(805) 489-4761

901 N Oak Park Boulevard #103 | Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Serving the Central Coast and Five Cities area including Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach, Grover Beach, Nipomo, Pismo, San Luis Obispo and Shell Beach.

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