Everyone deals with cavities at least once in their lives. Cavities are the most common types of tooth decay and can be very frustrating to have.

Easy to prevent but difficult to deal with, it’s so important to take care of your teeth and stop simple problems like these before they even start.

Let’s dive in.

Tooth decay appears when foods are left on the teeth and cause the enamel (outer coating of the teeth) to break down. The bacteria in your mouth turns these foods into acid and in turn the acid damages your teeth and weakens them over time.

Tooth decay can appear in many different forms so it’s hard to identify the problems, let’s start what cavities can look like:

  • Decay around the edges
  • Teeth are sensitive to hot/cold
  • Tooth aches
  • Pain
  • Yellowing of teeth
  • Holes in the teeth

Preventing tooth decay isn’t difficult, it’s just something that you need to keep up with in order to keep your teeth healthy. Ways to prevent cavities include:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss
  • Rinse with mouthwash
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Drink fluoridated water

With these quick and easy habits you can protect yourself from cavities and further dental decay.

Visit Dr. Wineburg and schedule your appointments regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.