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Building a better smile includes always making sure you are well aware of the risks associated with plaque buildup. Plaque buildup occurs as a thin layer on your tooth enamel consisting of debris and bacteria. If plaque buildup is allowed to continue, dental erosion, tooth decay and gum disease can all occur.

Due to the risk of cavities, which can be caused by holes in your tooth enamel, you’ll want to limit plaque buildup in your mouth as much as possible. To prevent cavities, have an effective cavity prevention plan in place that assesses your diet and eliminates products that could be potentially putting your teeth and gums at risk.

Also, be aware of any substances in your oral health care cleaning routine that may not be healthy or safe. Make sure you are always implementing and using strong and safe products and techniques for your smile, which includes cleaning utensils such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss. For additional help with keeping your mouth cavity free, visit our doctor for professional cleanings every six months.

If you would like to know if you require treatments for cavities, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Phuong Nguyen and our team at our dental office in Fircrest, Washington, by calling us at . Tacoma Washington Dentist wants you to know it’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you!