The odds are high that you will develop tooth decay. Whether you’ve never had a cavity or you have had several, you need to be proactive about decay to keep your mouth in good shape.

Our team at Groth Dental in Bingham Farms, MI is on your side and ready to help. Here are four simple things you can do to keep decay from spoiling your smile.

1. Prevent Problems in the First Place

More than 90 percent of people will develop cavities. However, it would be wonderful if you never have decay. You can reduce your risk by brushing and flossing every day, by drinking more water than sugary drinks, and by visiting the dentist regularly for professional cleanings.

2. ‘Fill’ in the Blanks

If you do get a cavity (like most people will), then you will benefit from doing something about it as soon as possible. By getting a dental filling, you can fix your tooth and eat without pain or sensitivity.

3. Give Your Tooth the Royal Treatment

If a cavity keeps growing either because of neglect or because it went unnoticed for too long, then a filling won’t be enough to fix it. Fortunately, you can rebuild your tooth by getting a dental crown instead.

4. Get to the Root of the Problem

In some instances, decay will eat away at your tooth until harmful bacteria reach the innermost part of that tooth. When that happens, you can develop a tooth infection. To fix that, you need a root canal. This treatment removes the infections and allows you to restore the appearance and function of your tooth.

As you can see, the sooner you act to fight tooth decay, the easier your treatment will be. Call 248-885-8247 now or fill out our schedule online to request an appointment at Groth Dental in Bingham Farms, MI.