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Preventing problems with periodontal disease and tooth decay is essential for maintaining your quality of life. Most of these oral health problems are the latent result of poor oral hygiene habits.

As bacterial deposits start to accumulate the persistent presence of oral plaque acids can weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel. These demineralized areas can eventually lead to worsening problems with tooth sensitivity, dental fractures and cavities.

Brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste will help remove plaque and food particles from the faces of your teeth.. Flossing at least once per day is also important for clearing away bacterial deposits from the spaces between your teeth and along the gumline.

Effective cavity prevention also includes having a dentist perform a routine dental checkup, every six months. Each of these appointments with Dr. David J. Harsant includes a professional dental cleaning as well as a comprehensive dental exam.

If our dentist finds a cavity or other signs of a developing oral health problem he will help you understand your treatment options. In some of these cases he might also recommend a preventive treatment.

If you are in the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 910.864.4646 to schedule a dental checkup at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA.