Dental Cavities

Dental Cavities

Have you found damage to your teeth? You should have your dentist check this out as it could be a cavity. Holes burrow their way through your tooth enamel and end up in decay. When left untreated cavities can open up a whole new set of problems for your teeth.

What causes cavities? Several things can cause cavities to form but one thing you can control is what you eat. Eating a diet high in sugars, constantly snacking and not cleaning your teeth regularly can lead to problems. Cavities are a problem almost everyone has to deal with during their lifetime. You could develop a severe toothache, get an infection in your teeth or gums or lose one or more teeth if you don’t get your cavities filled correctly. There are things you can do to help ward off cavities.

Prevention Tips

  • Drink water containing fluoride (right from your tap)
  • Brushing your teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste
  • Dental sealants can help
  • Keep your mouth clean by rinsing regularly
  • Twice a year dental visits
  • Non-alcohol antibacterial rinse
Monitor your teeth to notice any signs of developing decay.

Cavity Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain in your teeth that comes out of nowhere
  • Visual holes or damage to your teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Colour changes on the surface of your teeth
  • Experiencing pain while eating
  • Pain in your teeth with eating foods at different temperature
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Factors Increasing the Risk of Cavities

Certain things put your teeth in danger of cavities so be aware of them to steer clear of tooth decay to your best ability.
  • Molars and premolars are at risk because they are difficult to clean
  • Hard candy and other foods that stick to your teeth causing bacteria to form
  • Dry mouth syndrome
  • Flossing avoidance or flossing too little
  • Snacking and sipping a lot resulting in your teeth wearing down
  • Toddlers constantly sucking on sippy cups with sweet liquid.
  • Young children and teenagers or older adults
  • Lack of fluoride
  • Eating disorders interfering with saliva or constant vomiting
The build-up of plaque can happen rapidly so make sure you brush your teeth in the morning and at night to avoid continual build-up of this cavity-causing issue.
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Tooth Decay Treatments

Have a cavity? Fillings, crowns, and root canals are all treatments we do at Stoney Trail dental. We want to keep your dental future healthy.
Check our Calgary dentist office out for a positive dental future.
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