Category: Tooth Decay

How Does a Cavity Lead to Root Canal Treatment?

When a cavity first develops, it often causes your tooth to become more sensitive as the decay behind it erodes your tooth structure. This is one reason why cavities are often treated before they become more serious, and before the discomfort they cause can become more intense. However, when a cavity isn’t addressed promptly, the… Read more »

Why Tooth Decay Is Such a Common Problem

Aside from routine preventive checkups and cleanings, treating tooth decay is one of the most common reasons why people seek dental treatment. It’s also one of the most preventable oral health concerns, which can make you wonder why tooth decay remains such a common problem. The truth is that tooth decay is highly preventable, but… Read more »

Quiz: How Do Dental Sealants Protect Little Smiles?

As a parent, keeping your child healthy and happy is paramount. Just like adults, children require regular dental care to ensure overall health. At Healthy Smiles, we offer the latest in quality children’s dentistry. As part of our approach to keeping little smiles healthy and beautiful, we provide innovative dental sealants.

How Dental Fillings Work

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), cavities affect 92% of adults in the United States ages 20-64. If you’re among them, there’s a chance you may have had your cavity treated with a metal (silver) filling. Also known as amalgam, metal fillings are a mixture of liquid mercury and a… Read more »

Miller Dentist Looks at Tooth Decay

Simply having teeth means that your smile is subject to dental diseases, including the most widespread one—tooth decay (the infection that causes cavities). Even if none of your teeth exhibit cavities yet, the disease can be quietly working to undermine your teeth’s defenses and destroy their structures. To help you protect your smile from infectious tooth… Read more »