The ultimate objective of maintaining good oral health is keeping the protective outer surface of your teeth in good working order. Tooth enamel is said to be the strongest element in the body but you do have to take care of it or it will deteriorate over time due to normal wear and tear. Your tooth enamel, however, should remain stable enough to protect you from disease throughout your lifetime. There are things that you can do to ensure that it does.

Can there really be too much of a good thing? Brushing your teeth is basic to removing dental plaque which if left to accumulate can lead to tooth decay. BUT, brushing too often and too hard can damage your tooth enamel. Dental hygienists often recommend using an electric toothbrush with a soft bristle head, all you have to do is keep a steady hand and let the brush do the work. People who have trouble manipulating a manual toothbrush in and around the back molars that are commonly harder to reach will definitely appreciate the technology.

Fluoride is a prime deterrent to tooth decay, it can even repair the damage if the decay is found early enough. Using a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash can work to strengthen your tooth enamel on a daily basis.

You will find pertinent information about home care plus special offers and patient discounts on the Crescent Dental website. Call the office @ 919-251-5605 to make an appointment.