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Tooth decay, when left ignored, can be hazardous to your oral health. Without a dental checkup and a cleaning twice a year, your mouth is vulnerable to tooth decay. Decay can damage your teeth and lead to gum disease. Once you have a lost tooth, after an extended period you could suffer from bone loss in your jaw, speech difficulties, and even struggle with simple tasks like chewing food.

That is why it is vital to understand the damage sugary foods can inflict on your teeth. Sugar can also do harm to your health in other ways such as through diabetes. Diabetes can also affect your oral health. However, you can guard your teeth with daily habits of brushing twice a day and flossing daily.

By keeping away from sweet treats, you can help your smile stay healthy and beautiful for years to come. You should also remember to attend your six-month dental cleanings. These cleanings are important to finding and correct cavities, and will stop plaque and other bacteria from sweets damaging your teeth.

If you think it’s time for a new dental appointment or would like your teeth cleaned by a professional, please call us today at 309-764-4944 to set up an appointment. Dr. Kevin Solis and his staff here at Solis Dental Group in Moline, Illinois, are always happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have pertaining to your oral health care.