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Tooth decay is a common dental issue that is extremely dangerous for the smile. If you’re not careful, it can lead to tooth loss. This is why it’s strongly recommended to take good care of your teeth and gums so you can avoid cavities altogether. However, that might be a difficult task if you’re not quite sure how to do so. So to help you, Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh and our dental team have some recommendations we would like to share with you.

The first thing you can do is clean your smile regularly. This is called keeping up on oral hygiene. Your oral hygiene techniques can remove the bacteria from your smile that harm your teeth and create cavities. So please remember to brush every morning and night and floss and rinse before bed. As you clean your chompers, make sure to use high-quality products that have been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).

The second thing you can do is visit Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. This is also important because the treatment provided while you’re in the dental chair can successfully remove the cavity-causing plaque that is hiding in the small areas of your mouth that are hard to clean at home.

The third thing you can do is eat tooth-healthy foods. This means you should eat raw vegetables, fruits and dairy products as well as avoid sugary products as much as possible. It’s also best to limit snacking throughout the day and drink water regularly.

If you use our recommendations, there is a good chance you can avoid tooth decay and maintain a strong and healthy smile in San Francisco, California. To learn more about how to prevent major dental issues, we invite you to contact Niloufer G. Hamsayeh, DDS at 415.682.6377 at your earliest convenience. We are excited to assist you and teach you what we know about keeping a healthy smile!