Cavities are the most common chronic dental issue, so it’s no surprise that dental fillings are among the most frequently recommended dental treatments. A cavity is a hole in your tooth that is caused by tooth decay and grows larger the longer it’s left untreated. A filling is a custom restoration that your dentist places… Read more »
If You Need A Cavity Treatment, Make It A Priority
Think about your daily schedule – would you have an easy time fitting in a cavity treatment, or would it be relatively hard for you to work in a restorative dental treatment? Unfortunately, it can be hard for some patients to make time for dental work. While your dentist understands this, you should understand that… Read more »
Worried You Have A Cavity? What You Should Know
A lifetime without suffering a cavity is a great goal. Unfortunately, it is a goal many people will fall short of. Bacteria on your teeth secrete acids as part of their digestion process (they like to feed on sugar, which is why sugary items are typically called out for being cavity risks). Your enamel is… Read more »
How A Dental Crown Fits Into Cavity Treatment
Not every cavity will lead to your needing a dental crown, but a crown can help you recover from a serious cavity. The crown is shaped to look like the tooth it will cover, and can be made from one of several different material types. These material types have different properties – a metal crown… Read more »
Seek A Cavity Treatment In Time To Receive A Filling
If you need restorative dental work performed, seek treatment sooner, not later. When you wait to seek treatment, a problem has more time to grow. If you put it off for too long, a cavity can start to attack the living tissue housed in your tooth. This can be painful, and will require a root… Read more »
What Makes A Cavity Painful?
Do you know why a cavity can cause your tooth to become painful, or sensitive? It has to do with the blood vessels and nerve tissue in the pulp of your tooth. At first, a cavity only affects your enamel. If your dentist restores your tooth at this point, you can have it fixed with… Read more »
The Danger of Not Treating Cavities
Cavities are the most widespread (and among the most uncomfortable) dental diseases that can afflict your smile. The tragedy among the 90% of adults in America who’ve had to deal with tooth decay and cavities is that the disease is highly preventable with proper dental hygiene and regular professional maintenance. Nevertheless, many people don’t seriously… Read more »
Childhood Cavities: Causes and Prevention
You might be surprised to learn that the #1 chronic childhood illness affecting U.S. children isn’t allergies or asthma . . . it’s tooth decay. Over one-quarter of American children between the ages of 2 and 5 and half of children ages 12-15 have tooth decay and although a cavity doesn’t sound like a big… Read more »
Are Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings Better?
If you experience a cavity, it’s important to have it repaired with a dental filling to restore the health and structure of your tooth. The two most common options for dental fillings are traditional amalgam fillings with a metal appearance and all-composite fillings with a tooth-colored appearance. Are tooth-colored dental fillings better? At our dental… Read more »
Do You Really Know What Causes Cavities?
Everybody knows what causes cavities right? Not so fast. Tooth decay seems pretty straight forward, but actually several factors lead to the actually decay of a tooth. If you understand exactly what causes cavities then you can better protect your teeth. Nobody likes having cavities, not only because they can be painful, but because you… Read more »