What is tooth decay? What is a cavity? Is dental caries a thing? Where do dental fillings come in? Let's talk!
Cavities in teeth are caused by the acid byproducts of plaque biofilm and the foods/drinks that we consume. Thankfully, they’re preventable with good daily dental care and regular checkups. The symptoms of cavities include things like sensitivity, pain, rough edges, and discoloration.
Fillings are the best treatment for cavities, but sometimes a crown or root canal is necessary, especially if complications like abscesses develop. If you catch cavities in the earliest stages, you can prevent the bacteria from eroding totally through your enamel. See your dentist at least every six months to help reduce your risk of tooth decay and intercept it when it’s small.
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