It’s October, which means that the stores are filled with more sweets! At Red Maple Dental in Asheville, NC, we understand it is difficult to fight temptation when it comes to sweets. However, don’t let your love for sweets be the reason you neglect your oral health. Most patients believe sugar is what leads to cavities. While partially correct, it is actually sugars and starches that mix with the bacteria in your mouth, creating an acid that weakens your tooth enamel. Over time, tooth decay will start to take place. If tooth decay is not treated in a timely fashion, a cavity will develop.
Dr. Shawna Hoffert is a highly skilled family and general dentist in Asheville, NC. Dr. Hoffert works with each patient to give them the dental care they need. At Red Maple Dental, we take patient educations seriously and strive to educate patients on the proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain their smile.
Maintaining optimal oral health relies on how well you take care of your smile. Staying on track of your oral health is a partnership between dentist and patient. Developing and executing a proper oral hygiene routine at home can minimize your chance of developing complex dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. It is necessary for patients to brush and floss at least twice a day, use an ADA approved fluoride mouthwash, and stay hydrated to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine. Also, scheduled twice a year preventive care exams with Dr. Hoffert allows her to examine your smile for any signs of dysfunction. If you haven’t visited the dentist for a routine preventive care exam, now is the time!
If you have developed cavities, Dr. Hoffert offers a range of general dentistry treatments to improve your smile. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Hoffert may offer:
- Composite Dental Fillings
- Porcelain Dental Fillings
- Root Canal
Dr. Hoffert will help restore health and function back to your smile. If you feel that you may have developed a cavity or you are due for a preventive care visit, contact our Asheville, NC dental office today!