Tooth decay is caused by certain types of bacteria that live in your mouth. When they attach themselves to the teeth, they can do damage. The bacteria feed on what you eat, especially sugars and cooked starches. People are more decay prone in their childhood years, during pregnancy, and in their later years.
Dr. Johnson provides his patients with a decay prevention program designed specifically for their needs. Some of the methods for controlling decay include:
- Diet Modification (sugars, acidic / erosive diet)
- Use of Fluoride
- Plaque Removal
- Saliva Stimulation
- Use of Antibacterial Mouth Rinse
- Dental Sealants