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Are there areas of your smile that aren’t receiving the proper treatments? If so, tooth decay may be present. Even if you are brushing your teeth every single day, tooth decay can be occurring between your teeth. This is why it is important to clean all areas of your teeth with multiple cleaning utensils for brushing and flossing. If any area is left uncleaned, tooth decay can occur.

While brushing and flossing are essential for a clean smile, it is equally important to visit your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleanings. We can help target areas that you may miss. Furthermore, we can help keep plaque in check.

Plaque buildup is the leading cause of tooth decay. It occurs when a thin layer of bacteria and debris arises on your teeth. This thin layer of bacteria can transform sugars into harmful acids which cause tooth decay. Furthermore, plaque can eventually harden into tartar, which cannot be easily removed via brushing and flossing treatment alone. For help removing tartar, a dental professional will be required.

If you would like to discuss a tooth decay treatment with Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen and the rest of our team here at Smile Image Dentists, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Houston, Texas. Our number is 281-759-1277. We look forward to taking your smile into the future with effective tooth decay treatments.