You would think that in this age, rotten teeth would be a thing of the past in Kingston-upon-Thames, yet it is surprising how many people you can spot in the streets that suffer from the problem and the one factor in this statistic that is always going to be around forever is plaque. Your mouth, however much you clean it, is always open to bacteria and you only have to miss a couple of dental check-ups and/or, relax your oral hygiene, and the plaque will spread like wild-fire, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. It doesn’t help if you smoke and drink excessively either, for your teeth will also discolour very quickly. But, after all of this, rotten teeth still shouldn’t be seen and there are some great cosmetic treatments you can get from your dentist to stop the rot and get your teeth back into shape, but it will take a lot of hard work and determination in the future. You first need to counter any decay or disease in the mouth and if need be, plug up any gaps in the mouth from tooth loss. Then the dentist can set to work on you cosmetically with veneers, bonding or some laser bleaching. When you have got this far, it’s down to you to get your oral hygiene sorted out at home along with your diet and your bad habits. For more tips on how to overcome rotten teeth, you should contact Mulberry Dental Care in Walton who’ll give advice in the area.