Tooth decay occurs when the enamel of your teeth has been compromised by bacteria that eats away at it. Enamel is the hard, outer layer of your teeth that protect them from disease and injury and allow you to eat without discomfort or pain. Plaque is constantly forming on teeth, which is why it is important to brush each and every day. However, even with daily brushing, plaque and calculus can still build up on teeth. Regular dental visits to Prime Dental keep your teeth clean and healthy for years to come.
Cavities are a pain, literally, for children and adults alike. As you get older, more problems are likely to occur with teeth than just the occasional cavity. Gum disease becomes more common as plaque attaches to the teeth and wreaks havoc on the gums and roots of teeth. The roots of your teeth are much more sensitive than your enamel, as they are made of soft tissue. Decay in the roots of teeth can lead to an increased decline as well as other problems.
You can reduce the chance of tooth decay by following a few steps. These will not keep you from getting cavities and other tooth issues, but it is good preventative care.
If you are still concerned about decay, we are open Saturdays and from 7am to 7pm on weekdays to take a look at your teeth and assess your options. They can also give you a thorough cleaning to get rid of any decay-causing plaque and calculus that is stuck on your teeth.