Flossing and interdental cleaners remove food and plaque from between teeth and under the gums where your toothbrush can’t reach. Floss once a day to remove plaque before it can cause gum disease.
View this video to for an easy-to-follow flossing guide!
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TOOTHACHES & TOOTH DECAY
What Causes Toothaches?
When bacteria can penetrate the hard enamel of a tooth, it will result in tooth decay. Under the enamel is a soft and porous matter called dentin. The dentin encases hollow chambers, known as the pulp chambers, containing nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular matter which. When the enamel of a tooth becomes compromised (due to cracking, decay, etc.), the decay is able to penetrate the soft dentin and move through the pulp chambers to reach the nerve of the tooth. The tissue will become inflamed, causing a dull, throbbing pain and sensitivities to cold and sweet foods. If left untreated, the infected tissue will die and become abscessed, resulting in a more severe pain, further spread of infection and greater health risks.
If you have a toothache, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Stewart immediately.