Finding out you have a cavity and need to get a filling is never something one looks forward to. Fortunately, cavities are preventable. Practicing good daily oral hygiene, getting regular checkups and getting cleanings at a quality Herndon dental office, all greatly decrease your chances of getting developing tooth decay and getting cavities.
The basic formula for achieving good oral health is to practice a good daily oral hygiene regimen in conjunction with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings at a quality Herndon dental office. This is the key to cavity prevention. Tooth decay and cavities develop when bacteria builds up the mouth and develops into a sticky film called plaque. When you brush your teeth, you rid of the plaque. However, when you don’t brush your teeth for a long period of time, the plaque hardens into tartar. Tartar cannot be removed with regular teeth-brushing. You’ll need to see your hygienist to get the tartar removed during your professional cleaning. Your daily good oral hygiene regimen is a great way to prevent tartar from forming and to rid of bacteria as well. By brushing your two times a day, a day along with flossing, you rid of the plaque before it has a chance to harden into tartar and bacteria that lead to tooth decay and cavities. There are other ways to help you to prevent cavities as well. Diet also plays a role in the development of cavities. Reducing or completely eliminating cavity causing, sugary and starchy foods from your diet. If you do get a cavity, it can be quite painful. The most common symptom is tooth pain. You should see our experienced dentist for an evaluation if you have any type of tooth pain.
If you have tooth pain or think you may have a cavity, contact our Herndon dental office right away. We’ll get you in to see your expert dental team as soon as possible.