Cavities are very common, but luckily, they are also very preventable. Brushing and flossing twice a day, avoiding sugary sodas, and scheduling regular dental check-ups should help stop cavities before they start.
With that said, if you are experiencing pain when you bite and chew, and suspect you may have a cavity, it is important to have it filled as soon as possible. Don’t let your cavity grow any bigger—schedule an appointment with us today!
Cavities are typically caused by:
Most humans love sugar and starchy carbohydrates—and so do the bacteria that live on our teeth. When tooth bacteria eat sugar and starch, they convert it into acid, which then destroys the tooth enamel and forms a cavity. If left untreated, dental cavities can develop into more serious dental conditions, like a decayed tooth and/or infected root canal.
Sometimes, even those who brush and floss consistently develop cavities. Genetics, certain medications, and some chronic conditions can all lead to cavities.
If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or sensitivity in one of your teeth, make a dental appointment with our team as soon as possible. If we determine that you have a dental cavity, we provide white resin and metal cavity filling options. To schedule your appointment, fill out our simple patient contact form here.