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If you want a strong, successful, and beautiful smile, then you need to watch out for the enemies that can attack and destroy your oral health. Those enemies are:

Plaque: Plaque is a harmful substance that you might not notice growing on your smile. It’s white and sticky and it attacks your tooth enamel. It needs to be removed regularly with twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, and visiting Dr. Shiva Hogugi every six months. If it’s not removed from these tasks, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Tartar: Tartar is a dangerous substance that develops when plaque hardens at the gumline. It’s more difficult to remove than plaque, and it continually promotes gum disease by infecting and irritating the gums. The only way to remove tartar from your smile is by receiving a professional dental cleaning.

Decay: Decay can harm your smile by causing cavities and rotting your teeth. This issue can often be caused when you have improper oral hygiene practices or when you constantly consume sugary or acidic products. To prevent tooth decay, it’s important to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily, and visit your dentist twice a year.

Poor Diet: Whether you believe it or not, your diet can severely harm your smile. It’s important to eat tooth-healthy foods that can promote a strong and healthy smile. Those foods can be crisp fruits, raw vegetables, and dairy products.

If you fight these dental issues on a regular basis, then you’ll be on your way toward maintaining a top-notch oral health in West Bloomfield, Michigan. If you have any questions about how to fight plaque, tartar, decay, and a poor diet, please feel free to call Shiva Hogugi, DDS at 248-669-5110 at your earliest convenience. Dr. Shiva Hogugi and our dental team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!