The Unspoken Epidemic: Understanding Tooth Decay

March 25, 2024

It might surprise you to know that tooth decay is the second most common health ailment in the world, just behind the common cold. Despite this fact, many people don't realize how serious and widespread the issue of tooth decay truly is. When left untreated, it can damage the structure of your teeth, affect the inner tissues, or even lead to severe infection or tooth loss. But fear not - with regular dental checkups and proper oral hygiene, you can prevent cavities from forming and keep your smile healthy for years to come.

Why do cavities happen, and how can you prevent them?

Tooth decay occurs when plaque buildup isn't removed consistently around your teeth and gums. Plaque harbors harmful bacteria that can negatively impact your oral health if not managed properly. To ensure optimal dental health, it is crucial to diligently remove plaque from your teeth on a regular basis.

At the office of Crown Dental Group, we prioritize preventive care and early detection of dental issues. During every checkup at our dental practice, you can feel confident knowing that your oral health is in capable hands. Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, our skilled professionals evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of dental problems or developing issues.

As part of a comprehensive preventive care program at our office, each checkup is accompanied by a professional teeth cleaning. This helps remove any accumulation of plaque or tartar that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. Additionally, our dental team will review your current oral hygiene routine and offer guidance on how to clean your teeth more effectively between appointments.

Extra care for children's teeth: What you need to know

Due to inconsistent oral hygiene practices and dietary habits, children are particularly susceptible to developing cavities. In fact, research shows that 78% of children will have experienced a cavity by the age of 17. As an added measure of protection against tooth decay in children, our dentist often recommends periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

Your comfort is our top concern

If you are diagnosed with tooth decay, it's essential not to delay treatment. Untreated cavities will worsen over time, causing further damage and discomfort. Our experienced dentist will carefully remove any damaged tooth structure and place a restoration to restore the structural integrity, appearance, and function of your tooth. Plus, we use advanced cosmetic materials that seamlessly blend with the natural color of your teeth for a visually pleasing result.

Comprehensive care for every smile

While tooth decay is indeed a widespread oral health concern, regular visits to our dental office can help prevent cavities from forming. At the office of Crown Dental Group, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions tailored to meet all your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, don't hesitate to reach out today.

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