Cavities occur when bacteria forms in the mouth and causes plaque. Plaque will eat away at the teeth and lead to tooth decay and cavities. If you have cavities that only way to fix them is by seeking the treatment of a qualified Utah dentist. They will need to drill out the cavity from your tooth and replace this missing section of tooth with medication and a composite material.
How to Prevent Cavities
Proper oral health habits like daily flossing and brushing of the teeth will help to prevent tooth decay from getting worse but it also helps to take a look at your diet. The foods you eat will have a direct impact on your teeth. Are you eating a lot of foods that are high in sugars and starches? Soda and other foods containing high levels of acid will wear down the enamel of the teeth and will lead to decay. You must reconsider if drinking soda is worth ruining your teeth over.
Our dentist office will need to see you for routine examinations and cleanings. This is the best way to make sure you are practicing good oral health habits and they will also be able to detect early signs of tooth decay.
When cavities occur, your Dentist will want to treat them as soon as possible. Cavities continue to grow in size until they are treated and you could end up losing your entire tooth if you are not taking care of it right away. Most insurance companies will pay half of the procedure or possible more depending upon your condition and how much dental insurance you have left.
Some cavities will not require anesthesia to treat where others will need anesthesia because they are located deep within the dentin of the tooth. Typically the filling will last for many years but it may need to be replaced in the future of additional decay starts to form around it.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you believe you have a cavity or want to prevent tooth decay, contact Mt. Ogden Dental Clinic today.
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