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It is a common oral health condition, and at Harris Dental Boutique based in Bundaberg, we are here to help…

Bacteria inside the mouth survive on sweet and starchy food particles, and if left unclean, can progress to these food debris and flourish. This then forms a gluey film over the teeth known as plaque, which builds up on the smile and can harden to cause calculus. As soon as calculus is present, you will need a professional clean at Harris Dental Boutique in Bundaberg to totally clean out this build-up. If left neglected, calculus will erode the enamel of the tooth, creating tooth degeneration and an increased danger of periodontal (gum) disease.


Preventing tooth rot is as simple as keeping your mouth nice and clean…

You can eliminate tooth decay by cleaning and flossing daily along with regular teeth cleaning and check-ups, every 6 months. It is additionally important to be mindful of what you snack on, in particular foods such as lollies or caramels. Foods that are sticky and consist of high quantities of sugar create the best breeding ground for oral bacteria.

Avoid repeated or constant eating since doing so allows for mouth bacteria that generate the acids which obliterate the enamel. Avoid foods that are able to get stuck in between your teeth, instead, eat meals that are able to speed up saliva flow like fresh fruits and vegetables, non-sweet beverages and sugar-free gum.

Tips on cleaning properly…

When cleaning, it is significant to keep in mind to apply a soft-bristled toothbrush, as hard bristles can be damaging to your enamel and gums. Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle to help make certain that the gum line is massaged and cleaned out as well as your teeth. It is suggested to brush for approximately two minutes for the most powerful results.


Treating tooth rot…

Treatment does depend on the extent of degeneration, for instance, you might be in a position to stop minor tooth degeneration by using fluoride, or restorations (components that fill the cavities). At Harris Dental Boutique based in Bundaberg, we make use of high quality dental health procedures so your tooth rot is removed and restorations are quick an efficient.

For more information about combating tooth decay, cleaning correctly or perhaps to book a consultation at our Bundaberg dental clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Book an emergency appointment with Harris Dental

Dr Linc and OHT Katelyn, are only available each day to see patients with dental emergencies.

Give the front office team a call on 07 4159 0660 for more information or to book an appointment.