Preventing Tooth Decay in Colorado

Preventing Tooth Decay in Colorado

In Boulder and Lafayette, tooth decay is one of the most common childhood problems, yet tooth decay also affect adults. Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry serves people from 25 to 75 years old to help fight tooth decay.

Bacteria are a common cause of tooth decay. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to break down the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities. The breaking down of your tooth enamel in is known as tooth decay, and it is a serious dental problem for children and adults in Colorado.

Colorado tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed frequently throughout the day, tooth decay can result. Foods to avoid include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to stay around for a while and create an environment where bacteria thrive. To help prevent tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your local Lafayette dentist in Colorado for regular check ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay.

Hello, my name is Dr. Gordon West, and I am a dentist. I work at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 Lafayette, Colorado . Tooth decay is a preventable dental problem, and I can help. Visit me at ; I will be happy to meet you, and to give you an idea of the many ways we can help you prevent tooth decay and avoid a more costly or even painful ailment.

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