It’s pretty common knowledge that brushing at least a twice a day and flossing daily are the most important parts of an effective at home regimen to prevent tooth decay. What’s less well-known is that it’s also important to make sure you eat nutritious, healthy food and that you limit snacking between meals. Our mouths are full of bacteria – some of these bacteria accumulate into a sticky substance called plaque that erodes the enamel. When you eat or drink foods that contain sugars, the bacteria in plaque feed off this sugar to produce acids that damage the enamel, eventually leading to the formation of a cavity.
Although a good dental hygiene routine is invaluable in preventing cavities, it’s also extremely important to schedule biannual checkups with Dr. Boger for a comprehensive exam and a thorough cleaning. At a routine visit to our San Jose dentist office Dr. Boger will perform a thorough exam to detect any signs of dental decay and gum disease, as well as any other oral health issues you may be facing. He’ll also give you a professional cleaning to clear away plaque buildup even in hard-to-reach places your toothbrush may have missed. We take our responsibility to your teeth seriously and emphasize the importance of preventive care coupled with an excellent oral hygiene routine at home as the best ways to maintain optimal oral health.
Your San Jose dentist can help you gain a better understanding of the causes and symptoms of dental decay so that you can avoid the pain of toothaches and stay cavity-free. As a leading, state-of-the-art dental practice, we provide a full range of services, from preventive and restorative care to cosmetic options that yield stunning results to give you and every member of your family a healthy and beautiful smile.