Discovering the Dangers of Tooth Decay

April 30, 2024

While most people are familiar with the common cold, few realize that tooth decay is a close second when it comes to prevalent health issues. Despite being largely preventable, if left untreated, cavities can compromise healthy tooth structure, affect the vital tissues inside the tooth, and even lead to severe infection or tooth loss.

The Development of Cavities and Importance of Preventive Care

Cavities form when plaque is not consistently removed from around the teeth and gums. While dental plaque harbors harmful bacteria that can negatively impact oral health, being diligent about removing it is the most effective way to prevent cavities from forming.

At our dental practice, we prioritize the prevention and early detection of dental disease to avoid small issues escalating into more significant oral health problems. When you visit us for a checkup, you can trust that your smile and those of your loved ones are in the best possible care. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of dental disease or developing issues.

As part of a comprehensive preventive care program, every checkup is accompanied by a professional teeth cleaning to remove any accumulations of dental plaque or tartar that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. Our dental team will also review your home care routine and offer guidance on how you can clean and care for your teeth more effectively between visits.

Extra Preventive Care Measures for Children

Due to inconsistent oral hygiene practices and dietary habits, children are particularly susceptible to developing cavities. In fact, studies show that 78% of children will have experienced a cavity by the age of 17. To provide an additional level of protection against tooth decay in children, our dentist often recommends periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

Patient Comfort and Care are Our Top Priorities

If you are diagnosed with tooth decay, it's essential to seek treatment promptly. Without proper care, cavities will worsen and cause increasing damage and discomfort over time. Our dentist will gently remove any damaged tooth structure and place a restoration to restore your tooth's structural integrity, appearance, and function. Plus, we use the latest generation of cosmetically pleasing, tooth-colored materials to seamlessly blend with your smile.

Skilled, Compassionate Solutions for Every Smile

Although tooth decay is a widespread oral health concern, regular visits to our dental practice can help prevent cavities from forming. At the office of Innovative Dental, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, get in touch today.

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