Optimum oral health begins with cavity prevention. Cavities occur when a hole is formed in a tooth, often due to the breakdown of tooth enamel from harmful acids. One of the biggest perpetrators to tooth enamel breakdown comes from sugary foods and drinks. The bacteria within plaque buildup in your mouth can convert sugars into harmful acids which can cause dental erosion to occur.
Are you taking the necessary steps to ensure cavities are unlikely to occur within your mouth? Are you always brushing and flossing on a daily basis, making sure all areas of your mouth are effectively cleaned and cared for? Are your avoiding foods and drinks that can increase your risk for cavities? Are you attending your bi-annual professional cleanings with your dentist in addition to your regular checkups? All of these tips can help keep you cavity-free for a lifetime.
If your cavity prevention techniques fail or are neglected, and a cavity does occur, speak with your dentist about your possible options for a dental filling. A dental filling can be used to remove decay and fill in a cavity with the appropriate dental filling suitable to your needs.
If you think your teeth could use a little extra work and would like to have a professional exam from our team at Price Dental Associates, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Houston, Texas, by calling us at 281-493-1550. Dr. Dwight Price and the rest of our team would be glad to take care of any oral health care needs you may have.