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Posts for: August, 2012

By Max Arocha DMD
August 04, 2012
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: cavity  

TOOTH CAVITY:

tooth cavity preventable

A preventable problem affecting all ages!

"Tooth cavity affects more than one-fourth of U.S. children aged 2 to 5 years, and half of those aged 12 to 15 years. One-fourth of U.S. adults aged 65 or older have lost all of their teeth" according to the Center for Disease Control. (CDC).

With a very personalized dental care program - just for you - tooth cavity can be a thing of the past. A cavity is a bacterial infection that is not only treatable, but it's also preventable.

From the outset, you can prevent tooth cavities for your baby or young child by not allowing them to fall asleep with a bottle of juice or milk. The acids in these beverages can cause severe teeth cavities.

For school-aged children, untreated cavities can cause a tooth pain, teeth absences, difficulty concentrating, and poor appearance. These are problems that greatly affect a child's quality of life. Teeth sealants and preventive fillings restorations protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth from the most common "pit and fissure" cavities.

Teens are notorious for paying minimal attention to healthy eating and oral hygiene, making this age group particularly vulnerable to tooth cavities.

For patients having braces, regular in-office dental cleanings are vital to prevent rampant cavities from occurring next to the braces.

Don't Rely on Self-Exams!

Tooth cavity is still a problem for adults today. Cavity can form along or underneath old fillings and crowns (caps) - often making it necessary to replace older dental restorations.

"Root cavities" due to receding gums and "dry mouth" are common with age. The lack of saliva diminishes your ability to protect your teeth against cavities. We will advise you on ways to stimulate natural saliva production to help neutralize tooth cavity-causing acids.

Remember, we are here to help you with any dental concerns you may have from tooth cavities. 




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