Cavities are holes in your tooth structure, and they open up the nerve and pulp inside to pain and possible infection. Needless to say, preventing them is a top priority, with timely care for any that do occur being second to that. Depend on both here at Hamilton Smiles.
Once a cavity has formed, it is not possible to reverse the effects that led to it. Dental decay is the process by which cavities in your teeth happen. The bacterial acids in dental plaque and tartar eat away at your enamel, and eventually they succeed in removing enough to create a concern. So what our Hamilton dentist focuses on is a two-pronged approach. First and foremost, is trying to stop dental decay from eroding your tooth enamel at all. The first line of defense is your diet. Sugars and starches cause more dental plaque to develop, and because of this you should limit them to the extent you can manage. Regardless of the presence of dental plaque, it is vital that you don’t allow it to remain for long. You can assist in achieving that goal by brushing your teeth after meals, in addition to before and after you sleep. Floss between all of your teeth at bedtime, as well. Visits to our Hamilton dentist two times per year are necessary for the prompt diagnosis of cavities, after which they will be filled to restore the protective barrier that your tooth requires. In addition, you will receive a teeth cleaning, which is the only way to remove hardened tartar completely.
When you arrange an appointment to come in and see our Hamilton dentist for a complete oral exam and cleaning, you’re taking an important measure in being proactive against dental decay and cavities. Contact us now to book a time.