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Root canal infections are generally caused by deep tooth corrosion. Fortunately, although this means that patients usually cause their own chompers to decay, this also means that you can have a hand in thwarting the need for a root canal operation. Here are a few things that you can do at home to avert your need for root canal procedures from our office.

Since the root cause of root canal treatment is deep tooth decay, stopping tooth decay should be your main target. To minimize the effects of destructive bacterial acids eating away at your teeth, brush your pearly whites with fluoridated toothpaste at least twice daily. Remove leftover food and debris from your oral cavity at least once per day by using floss, and make sure you’re getting a visit from our office at least once each six months. Another cause of root canal treatment is oral trauma, so if you play contact sports, then wear a mouthguard to protect yourself.

Have you been to our office for a dental cleaning in a while? Call Payson Premier Dental in Payson, Arizona, now at 928-472-8400 and Drs. Kristin Wade and Mattern and the staff there will aid you and get you squared away. It’s time that you wore the bright smile you dream of, so call now!