Bacteria: Why They’re Harmful And What To Do About It

No matter what you do, you’re going to have bacteria in your mouth. The truth is, some of it is good! However, a lot of it is bad. Fortunately, all you need to worry about when it comes to your smile health is following our suggestions for dental hygiene and oral health care. This is going to include keeping your smile clean, so you don’t end up with bacterial buildup. Still, you may be curious about why the accumulation of bacteria can become harmful, what it might do to your smile, and what to do to protect your family from consequences. Take a moment of your time to consider our Cleveland, TX practice’s information that will keep your smile on the correct pathway toward cleanliness and good health!

What’s That Bacteria Doing?

If you’re not sure why bacteria are so dangerous in your mouth, then you certainly need a quick lesson. It will help you feel more motivated to protect your oral health. Here goes:

  • Bacteria feed on certain foods that you eat, namely sugars and carbohydrates.
  • Bacteria, which populate your plaque and rest on your teeth, digest those food particles.
  • As they release the waste of their digestion, acids are left behind on your oral tissues.
  • The acids irritate gum tissue and slowly erode your teeth, which can cause enamel erosion and cavities.

What Should We Be Doing In Our Family?

To avoid problems that are related to bacteria in your family, you should be getting nice and dedicated to preventive care. It’s very important you remember that this means prevention in your home bathroom and prevention with us, too. Remember: At home, you need to brush and floss. This includes brushing your entire smile twice a day, making sure to do so for two minutes when you brush. It also means flossing one time every day, whether in the morning or evening. This is true for the whole family for oral health protection.

Do You Offer Extra Protection For Kids?

Of course, in addition to the usual oral health support that the whole family receives with preventive services, we also go the extra mile to help protect growing teeth. Remember that when you bring kiddos in for their cleanings and checkups that we suggest fluoride and sealants. This helps with bacteria as fluoride strengthens teeth and helps prevent decay, while sealants literally block off bacterial access to chewing surfaces.

Keep Your Smile Free Of Bacterial Buildup With Our Care

Keep up with your dental cleanings to ensure your smile is free of plaque and tartar buildup. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.