Treatment and Prevention of Tooth Decay

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Cavities and tooth decay are very common dental conditions experienced by patients of the Family Dental Group. While tooth decay can lead to pain, discomfort and costly dental bills – the good news is that tooth decay is very easily and affordably avoided.

 

The most effective way to prevent the onset of tooth decay and enamel erosion is to regularly and properly clean your teeth at home. This tip may sound simple, but it’s very important. For example, you must brush your teeth more than once a day and also brush your teeth for 3-5 minutes. Some patients believe that they spend enough time brushing their teeth when they really only spend a number of seconds quickly scrubbing.

 

The sugars and carbohydrates found in the foods that we eat are the most common causes of decay. Food particles become lodged in the plaque that forms on our teeth throughout the day and night. When not regularly cleaned, this plaque allows our enamel to erode causing cavities and tooth decay.

 

It is also important to floss your teeth at least once a day. This keeps your gums healthy but also removes debris from tightly crowded teeth, preventing the onset of tooth decay.

 

In addition to these at-home care tips, it is also important to visit your dentist twice a year for preventative care and dental x-rays. If, despite your at-home care efforts, you still develop a cavity, the professionals at the Family Dental Group can fill and restore your tooth with a tooth-colored, strong composite resin.

 

To schedule your next preventative check up or to have your existing cavities filled, contact the Family Dental Group for an appointment today.

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