What is Cavity?

What is Cavity?

A cavity refers to permanent damage in the tooth characterized by tiny holes. Cavities are caused by tooth decay and worsen over time if left untreated, usually resulting in tooth loss. Common causes of tooth decay include:

– Smoking

-Poor dental hygiene

-Too much consumption of sugary foods and drinks

How can I prevent cavities?

The best way to prevent tooth decay that causes cavities is to practice optimal oral hygiene habits every single day. The dental professionals at Rossland Landing Dental Care in Ajax advise their patients to brush twice a day and floss daily, along with visiting the dentist for check-up and cleanings at least one to two times a year. Avoiding over consumption of sugary drinks and foods as well as quitting or avoiding smoking can also reduce your risk of developing a cavity.

 How to treat cavity?

Cavity fillings are the most common procedures used by dentists to restore decayed teeth. Fillings are made of various types of materials and are used to fill in the space where decay has damaged your tooth. Amalgam, gold, porcelain, and composite resin are the most common materials used for cavity fillings. The most popular type of cavity fillings are composite resins which, are tooth colored fillings that not only restore your tooth function but it’s natural appearance as well. Check out cavity Ajax.

Do cavity fillings require special care?

Cavity fillings require the same type of care as the rest of your teeth. Twice-daily brushings and daily flossing along with regular Dental checkups and cleanings are all you need to care for your fillings.

If you are suffering from a cavity, don’t delay treatment, or you may lose your tooth. Contact the professionals at Rossland Landing Dental Care Ajax dentist to schedule your appointment today.