Just as heart disease and diabetes can be prevented through a healthy diet and exercise, gum disease can be avoided by taking good care of your mouth. Your teeth are naturally protected with a hard enamel coating, but a lifetime of using your teeth wears the tough enamel. With the enamel wearing comes the exposing of teeth which become vulnerable to bacteria and plaque. Older adults with weak enamel are prime candidates for cavities.
Richard Lusby, DDS offers a variety of Tahoe preventative dental procedures to their patients who are either in need of restorative dental work or want to improve their smile.
One of the most important steps in cavity prevention is visiting your dentist at least twice a year. Consistent dental exams ensure that cavities are caught early, before they cause major damage to your teeth. To ensure you are doing everything you can to protect your teeth, request an appointment today.