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Root canal infections are generally caused by deep tooth breakdown. Fortunately, although this means that patients often cause their own teeth to wear down, this also means that you can have a hand in averting the need for a root canal operation. Here are some things that you can do at home to avoid your need for root canal treatment from our office.

Because the cause of root canal treatment is deep tooth corrosion, stopping gum disease should be your primary target. To minimize the effects of harmful bacteria wearing away at your chompers, brush your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste at least twice per day. Clear out leftover food and debris from your oral cavity at least once daily by using floss, and ensure that you’re getting a checkup from our office at least once each half of a year. Another cause of root canal treatment is dental trauma, so if you play contact sports or extreme sports, wear a mouthguard to defend yourself.

Have you been to our office for a dental cleaning in a while? Call Sachs Family Dental in Orem, Utah, now at 801-225-4701 and Dr. Steven Sachs and the staff there will aid you and get you squared away. It’s time that you wore the bright, white smile you dream of, so call now!