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Avoid the Painful Effects of Cavities

March 29, 2024

We often take the ease of chewing and drinking for granted. Sometimes, though, these two daily tasks become arduous because one or more of your teeth have developed a cavity. This tooth decay brings oral pain and sensitivity that only professional treatment can fix. Tooth decay is the most widespread oral health problem in the United States. Left untreated, it can bring serious consequences to your dental health. 

That’s why regular visits to the office of Summit Dental & Implant Clinic will help keep your smile healthy and beautiful throughout your life. Our compassionate and immensely knowledgeable staff of professionals eagerly provides our patients with personal and superior care in a comfortable environment. 

The primary cause of cavities is plaque. This sticky film continuously gathers in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria. The bacteria in plaque digest the sugar you eat to produce acids, which eat away at tooth enamel and cause cavities to form. To protect your teeth against cavities, it is important to brush and floss daily, limit your intake of sweets and visit our office for professional cleanings and inspections.

During a cleaning, we thoroughly remove the plaque buildup you missed while you brushed, and we educate you about the best techniques for maintaining excellent oral hygiene at home. Children are especially vulnerable to cavities because of their attraction to sweets and sometimes lackadaisical oral hygiene habits. For our youngest patients, we make visits informative and engaging, and we provide extra protection against cavities. 

When a patient of any age comes to us for her (or his) twice-yearly cleaning, the visit naturally includes a preventive checkup. We scrupulously examine her teeth for the early indications of decay. Early detection is the key to warding off more-involved remedial treatment down the road. Many types of cavities can be filled with the most modern versions of cosmetically attractive composite resin fillings. Their tooth-colored surface blends seamlessly with your smile for natural-looking and long-lasting results. 

At Summit Dental & Implant Clinic, our goal is to help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health. We provide personalized, comprehensive preventive care to keep your smile healthy from the start. To schedule a checkup for yourself or a member of your family, please don’t hesitate to call us today.

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