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Klamath Falls Dental Hygiene Clinic | Tooth Decay Prevention | O.I.T. Dental Hygiene Clinic | OR

 Dental Hygiene Clinic



3201 Campus Drive 

Klamath Falls, OR 97601




4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Building /101

Salem, OR 97305

(541) 885-1330
(503) 584-7101


Tooth Decay Prevention


Tooth decay is a progressive disease caused by the interaction of naturally occurring bacteria on the teeth and sugars in the everyday diet. Sugar causes a reaction in the bacteria allowing it to produce acids that break down the mineral in teeth, forming a cavity. Dentists remove the decay and repair the tooth using a variety of materials, restoring the tooth to a healthy state.

Dental decay is avoidable by:

  • brushing and flossing twice daily
  • maintaining regular dental visits
  • diet control
  • fluoride treatments


Good oral hygiene helps prevent unhealthy teeth and costly treatment. Click on any of the following links for more information from the American Dental Hygienists' Association:

Proper Brushing

Proper Flossing

Understanding and Eliminating Bad Breath

Oral Health Care for Adolescents

Senior Oral Health

Klamath Falls Dental Hygiene Clinic | Tooth Decay Prevention. Oregon Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene Clinic is a Klamath Falls Dental Hygiene Clinic.