Tooth decay is a common occurrence for all of us. As parents, we want to insure that our children have good oral health not only for the present but the future as well. Educating our children in prevention of tooth decay can save money as well as painful procedures that could have been avoided. Dr. Grand recommends that his patients brush their teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day. He is a well known great dentist Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Sugary snacks and drinks should be avoided. Mouth bacteria thrive when sugar is present. As this bacteria grows, it forms a sticky substance called plaque which keeps the harmful acids against the tooth. It is also important to have annual checkups with Dr. Grand to determine if any teeth need care. Tooth decay may be treated in a variety of ways. If cavities have formed, a filling may be needed to correct the problem. If the decay has advanced, a root canal and crown may be necessary.
If the tooth is badly damaged the very last resort is extraction of the tooth and possibly an implant. Dr. Grand will discuss all options with you and recommend the best possible treatment.