Quality Dental Work in Jacksonville, NC

Q. What causes tooth loss?

The two main causes of tooth loss are periodontal disease and tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when a tooth's mineral makeup has been eroded away and a cavity forms. Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums that begins due to plaque buildup. The earliest stage of this disease is known as gingivitis.

Q. How many times a day should I brush my teeth?

The general consensus among dentists is you should brush your teeth at least twice per day. Try and brush both the top and bottom teeth for a minute each. Flossing once a day is another great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Q. When should my son or daughter have their first dental checkup?

A child should have their first dental checkup by the time they turn 3 years old. There are many dentists who suggest they should have their first appointment when their first tooth comes in.
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