A cavity occurs when your tooth enamel has been highly damaged, enough that a hole has developed, which exposes the inner parts of your tooth. If measures are not taken, cavities can cause infection or even tooth loss.
Cavities don’t just happen for no reason.If you have a cavity, it’s time for a re-assessment of your oral health care habits. While it may be that the cavity happened due to physical trauma to a tooth, it is more likely caused by bacteria wearing away the tooth enamel. To prevent more cavities, you must improve the efficacy of your oral health care processes.
Check your brushing and flossing technique. Are they effective? If in doubt, speak with Dr. Jorge Bastidas about correct brushing and flossing techniques. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once daily. These habits only take a total of 6-7 minutes per day, and they save a lot of time, pain, and money.
Look at your diet. Sticky, acidic or sugary foods can all negatively impact your dental health. Prolonged contact with your teeth can lead to tooth decay. Try chewing sugarless gum after eating (for 20 minutes), and don’t graze on foods throughout the day.
Another extremely effective thing to do is to schedule bi-annual professional cleanings at Comfort Dental Care. Dr. Jorge Bastidas can make sure your teeth are being cleaned effectively, as well as provide professional care to adequately support those at-home cleaning efforts.
If you suspect a cavity, schedule an appointment with Comfort Dental Care for treatment today! We are located in Paterson, New Jersey, and we can be reached at 973-742-2610. We can restore your smile to its former glory!