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For any potential risks in your life that can lead to dental damage, be aware of any hazardous substances in your smile that can lead to tooth decay. As tooth decay is a condition in which your tooth enamel is slowly worn down, it is important to be aware of all cleaning routines that you can use to help minimize the risk of plaque buildup.

Plaque buildup is a thin layer of debris and bacteria that commonly arise due to poor oral hygiene habits. If plaque buildup is not treated properly, it can give rise to dental erosion and tooth decay. To eliminate plaque buildup, always be sure to brush twice daily and floss once daily as well. Furthermore, make sure that you are rinsing out your mouth after eating with reliable cleaning utensils such as mouthwash or sugarless chewing gum. You may also want to visit our dentist twice every year for professional cleanings to wash away debris in areas that you may have missed. Our dentist will also help to find any areas that may be extremely vulnerable or susceptible to further damage in the future.

Be sure to make time in your life to visit your dentist at Toms River Smiles Dental for tooth decay prevention and cleanings and if necessary, to schedule an appointment for a thorough exam of your oral health. Dr. Harihar Kumar and our team can be reached at our dental office in Toms River, New Jersey, by calling us at 732-244-1163.