Category: Cavities

Understanding the 5 Stages of Tooth Decay

March 7, 2019

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your […]

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Detecting Cavities

May 2, 2017

None of us likes to hear that we have a cavity. Those small holes in our teeth are not uncommon and can be easily treated when caught early. Getting the cavity-detecting xrays on an annual basis helps to discover cavities before they progress into a more costly and serious situation such as pain, infection or even […]

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Tooth Decay

May 7, 2014

Decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and/or starches of the foods we eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Eating healthy foods and avoiding snacks and drinks that […]

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How Can I Have Tooth Decay if it Doesn’t Hurt

November 13, 2013

When decay forms on the tooth, it does not go away by itself. Decay destroys the tooth enamel.  If your decay reaches the pulp of the tooth, it will hurt.  If it gets to that stage, you will probably need a root canal to relieve the pain and take out the infection caused by tooth […]

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