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

Since the cause of root canal treatment is deep tooth breakdown, stopping tooth erosion should be your primary target. To minimize the effects of destructive bacterial acids eating away at your chompers, brush your pearly whites with fluoridated toothpaste at least twice daily. Extract leftover food and debris from your oral cavity at least once a day by using floss, and make sure that you’re getting a visit from our office at least once every half of a year. Another cause of root canal treatment is oral trauma, so if you play contact sports or extreme sports, wear a mouthguard to protect yourself.

Have you been to our office for an oral cleaning in a while? Call Buhler Dental Care in Spanish Fork, Utah, now at (801) 794-9905 and Drs. Forrest S. Buhler & Cameron S. Buhler and the team there will assist you and get you squared away. It’s time that you wore the bright, white smile you dream of, so call now!