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When you have a tooth that gets infected, it turns into what’s called an abscess. This is a pocket of pus and infectious liquids that can really harm the health of your teeth – especially the roots.

You obviously don’t want to deal with an infection like that. Luckily, preventing tooth infections is relatively easy. There’s some simple advice Dr. Ernesto Prida has for you to follow to effectively prevent tooth infections.

Regular oral health routine

The most important thing you can do prevent an abscessed tooth is to practice a regular oral health routine. Ideally, this includes regular brushing, flossing, and use of mouthwash. You can also use fluoride supplements as well since that strengthens your enamel. Healthy enamel is part of good oral health.

Better diet

If you have a diet that’s high in sugars and acids, you’re weakening your mouth’s natural defenses against infection. A balanced diet benefits your oral health, as well as your systemic health.

Checkups

You also need to make sure you’re visiting the dentist every six months for cleanings. This helps your mouth stay as healthy as possible, and Dr. Ernesto Prida can spot potential problems long before you can.

Here at Stone Lodge Dental in McKinney, Texas, we’re dedicated to helping you have the best oral health possible. If you have questions about tooth infections, or need a checkup, call us today at 214-613-1500.