If you want to ensure that you get as few cavities as possible, you will want to come to our dental clinic for biannual dental exams and cleanings. At Woodside NY dental clinic, Michael J Weiss & Associates, patients can be seen by of our expert dentists, either Dr. Weiss or Dr. Messinger.
Today, people are getting fewer cavities due to the fact that there is fluoridated water in many areas. However, many people get at least one dental cavity in their lifetime. When a person has a dental cavity, it means that decay has eaten through the tooth enamel causing a hole in the enamel. If a cavity continues to develop, it will eventually reach the center of the tooth and infect the pulp. At this point, the patient will need to have a root canal treatment in order to save the tooth. This is why it is so important that dental cavities are treated as soon as they are found. Dental cavities can be caused by different reasons, but are formed when materials in the plaque in your mouth combines with carbs, and dental acids are formed. These acids will eat through your tooth enamel causing dental cavities. Your likelihood of getting dental cavities can depend on different situations including the effectiveness of your oral hygiene program, any medications you may be on, or even certain medical conditions you may have. When a person has a dental cavity, they may experience pain when they eat something sweet. Other times, a dental cavity can actually be seen on the tooth. The best way to prevent dental cavities is to have a great dental hygiene program including at-home brushing and flossing, and biannual dental cleanings and exams at our Woodside NY dental clinic. We also offer fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel. Children can also receive dental sealants to protect the flat chewing surfaces of their pre-molars and molars from dental cavities.
For an appointment to come into our Woodside NY dental clinic for a complete dental exam, simply contact our office today.