Oral Health Surprises: Tooth Decay

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An effective treatment plan for keeping your smile safe from the risks of dental damage includes making sure that your tooth enamel is well protected. If for any reason your tooth enamel is breached, bacteria can enter a tooth and cause pulp death and eventual tooth loss. To prevent the rise of tooth decay, in… Read more »

Adding a Fluoride Treatment to Your Dental Checkup Can Help Prevent New Cavities from Developing

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The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed twice each year. This will clean away traces of hardened tartar from your mouth while also detecting any signs of cavities, oral cancers, and periodontal health problems. The first phase of each checkup at Dr. ’s clinic starts with a thorough dental… Read more »

Understanding the Difference Between Amalgam and Composite Fillings

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At , your dentist, Dr. , commonly uses fillings to repair modest-sized areas of tooth decay. These are artificial materials that are designed to replace the decayed enamel and restore the full function of the compromised tooth. The tooth’s primary function, the location of the cavity and its appearance in your smile will all be… Read more »

Fixing Cavities

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Even with the best oral hygiene regimen, it’s still possible for you to end up with cavities. If that’s the case, then a dental filling is usually enough to help stop the problems caused by small to medium-sized cavities. As long as your cavities are diagnosed early, they can generally be treated with fillings. If… Read more »

The Three Consequences of Not Treating a Dental Cavity

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Tooth decay is not something you mess with, which is why it’s strongly recommended to see your dentist, Dr. , right away and get the problem treated. If you get it treated as soon as possible, then you might only need a dental filling. If you delay treatment, you might need more extensive treatment, like:… Read more »

The Different Types of Cavities

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As you probably know, cavities are a common problem. Fortunately, cavities are less common than they have been in the past. Sadly, despite their prevalence cavities can be hard to identify. In reality, there are three different types of cavities. Of course, all cavities are caused by decay. In fact, the simplest type of cavity… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Cavities

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The Risk Factors There may be some things you do every day that increase the risk of developing a cavity such as: Keeping poor oral hygiene. When you do not clean plaque away with brushing and flossing, it will continue to produce acids that eat away at tooth enamel. Eating lots of sugary foods, frequently… Read more »