Tooth decay is a major dental concern – not just for children, but adults as well. The best way to fight tooth cavities is with regular visits to the dentist for professional dental cleaning and examination.
What Causes Tooth Cavities
Tooth cavities are tooth decay, caused by a build up of plaque along the teeth and gums. Plaque contains acid-producing bateria that erode tooth enamel, leading to the formation of tooth cavities. Brushing and flossing twice a day are important to reduce plaque and bacteria in the mouth. Other important steps include visiting the dentist regularly, eating a healthy diet and limiting sugary snacks. If you have braces, there are other ways you can develop cavities. You can learn more by checking out our blog post.
Treatment for Tooth Cavities
Dr. Cutting offers a full range of treatments for children and adults affected by tooth decay:
- Dental Sealants can be placed on the teeth to prevent cavities and tooth decay
- Composite Dental Fillings can be used to treat teeth with minor tooth decay
- Porcelain Dental Fillings may be used when there is more significant tooth decay
- Root Canal Therapy is needed when tooth decay has advanced and is causing an infection at the root of the tooth