We’d all like to keep our teeth for as long as we can, and with some great oral hygiene and a great central London dentist behind you, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be the case. But life isn’t always that easy and sometimes, for all our admirable efforts, things do go wrong from time to time. We strive to fight plaque and bacteria on a daily basis so that we avoid the pitfalls of tooth decay. Yet it doesn’t take long for the acids produced by plaque to start to eat into the tooth’s enamel and cause infection inside and the early signs of this are a toothache, but caught in its infancy, tooth decay can be remedied with a filling. The real danger however, comes if the problem is ignored, because then the decay can infect the pulp and the roots of the tooth and this will require root canal treatment in order to remove all of the infected areas and then sealed up again in order to save, or at the least, prolong the life of the tooth. New products come out every day to take on plaque, all designed to stop the problem of decay ever happening. You should talk to your dentist about how you can improve the way you look after your teeth at home and then shop around for the best products to help you in your fight on tooth decay.