what is a cavity?

What Do You Know About Cavities?

It is important that patients visit our office regularly for oral hygiene examinations and cleanings. These appointments are necessary because they give us the opportunity to thoroughly clean your teeth and check for problems in your mouth, such as gum disease and oral cancer. The most common problem patients experience is tooth decay, also commonly referred to as cavities. Do you know how cavities form and why they can be so harmful if not treated? Read on to learn more.

importance of following directions

Importance Of Following Before And After Treatment Directions

In an ideal world, all of our patients would have excellent oral health and never need dental treatment other than routine examinations and cleanings. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Fortunately, we offer a number of restorative, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry treatments to restore and improve your oral health. If we recommend a dental treatment, it is extremely important to schedule an appointment to receive the procedure in a timely fashion.

never ignore a cracked tooth

Why You Should Never Ignore A Cracked Tooth

It is important to be mindful of the status of your oral health between oral hygiene appointments in our office. When you visit our office for a routine appointment we spend time inspecting each tooth for signs of a problem, such as a crack in the enamel. We suggest performing these same inspections at home whenever possible. The sooner you are able to spot a visual problem with your oral health and contact our office the better. If you see signs of a cracked tooth you need to schedule an immediate appointment. Thankfully, we offer a number of treatments that can improve and restore the function of the tooth, depending on the severity of the crack and the damage to the tooth root. Aside from seeing a visual crack, here are some signs that may indicate you have a cracked tooth: