Do you want to make sure that you do not get additional cavities? Cavities cannot always be prevented but there are many things that can be done to help keep your number of cavities to a minimum. When you come to our dental practice our dentist or dental hygienist will be happy to review the best way for you to brush your teeth. It is also important to floss every day. And of course you will want to come in to our office for periodic teeth cleanings. Our Salisbury dentist will work with you to help keep dental cavities to a minimum.
At our practice, A Dental House, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Janak Patel. He will help you make sure that your teeth stay as cavity free as possible. This will help ensure that your teeth remain strong in the future. If you have pain in a tooth when you eat something sweet, you may likely have a dental cavity. Since a dental cavity will never go away by itself, it is important that you come in and see our Salisbury dentist for treatment as soon as you think you may have one. Dental cavities can be easily and painlessly treated by our dentist. You will also have a choice of traditional silver amalgam filling or a tooth-colored composite filling when the treatment is being performed. Our dentist generally makes a recommendation on the best type of filling based on the size and location of the cavity.
Many adult patients choose to get fluoride treatments to help with cavity prevention. Fluoride treatments are effective in adults as well as in children. The fluoride treatments help further strengthen tooth enamel. The fluoride in water, and in some toothpastes and mouthwashes, can also help reduce the number of cavities that you may get. Periodic teeth cleanings will remove the tartar, plaque and bacteria from your teeth and will also be effective in reducing the number of cavities you experience. During a regular dental checkup, our dentist will most likely have a full set of x-rays taken of your teeth. These x-rays will help determine if there any cavities lurking between your teeth so that they can be treated in a timely manner. If you see pits or holes in your teeth these may actually be cavities that you are seeing. In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy, one of the most important things you can do is to visit our Salisbury dentist for a checkup on a periodic basis. For an appointment contact our office.