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Tooth Decay Prevention in St. Louis

Tooth decay can destroy the enamel on your teeth and cause damage to your gums, teeth, and bone structure if left untreated. Dr. John Martin offers tooth decay prevention in St. Louis to protect your teeth from destructive and damaging bacteria and infections so you can be confident about your smile.

Some patients benefit from tooth decay prevention more than others. If there is a history of tooth decay in your family, you have had decay in the past, or you are prone to cavities, your oral health could significantly improve from tooth decay prevention in St. Louis with Dr. Martin.

How Does Tooth Decay Occur?

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria develops in your mouth, erodes the enamel on the outside of your teeth, and causes a cavity. Decay can occur for a number of reasons, including genetics and letting sugary substances sit on your teeth, but the best way to prevent it from happening is with tooth decay prevention in St. Louis.

Dr. Martin offers tooth decay prevention in St. Louis for patients of all ages. Regular dental cleanings remove plaque and bacteria and protect the enamel on your teeth, but this isn't always enough to prevent decay. You should regularly brush and floss your teeth at home, take in enough fluoride, and consider getting a dental sealant.

Dental sealants "seal" your teeth from decay, and prevent cavities from developing in hard to reach places. Sealants are recommended for children ages 6 to 14, the most cavity-prone years, but they can be beneficial to adults that want to improve their oral health too.

Interested in Tooth Decay Prevention in St. Louis?

If you or someone you know has suffered from tooth decay, or is worried about tooth decay developing, Martin Dental & Associates cares about their patients' oral health and is continually looking for new ways to improve their tooth decay prevention techniques.

Dr. Martin has nearly three decades of experience in tooth decay prevention in St. Louis and can create a customized plan to protect your teeth and gums from harmful infection and decay.

For more information on our tooth decay prevention services in St. Louis, call (314) 739-1222 (Maryland Heights Location), (573) 764-2425 (Gerald Location), or contact Martin Dental & Associates today to schedule a consultation.