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Cavity Prevention and Dental Care Tips

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In terms of dental care practices, far too many individuals assume that there is no real harm in overlooking their brushing and flossing routines every so often. The truth of the matter is that neglecting to maintain the health of the teeth can have far-reaching effects on overall well-being. Those with poor oral health have a far greater likelihood of developing heart disease, lung problems, and other chronic conditions. For that reason, everyone should learn more about cavity prevention techniques that really work.

Boiled down to its essence, a cavity is simply a hole that has developed in a tooth that has not been kept sufficiently clean. Cavities occur when bacteria inside the mouth transforms food particles into acid. When the acid and bacteria combine to create plaque, tooth decay can begin. Once these acids weaken the tooth’s enamel, a cavity is likely to occur.

The good news is that you can find an affordable dentist in Sarasota to effectively treat cavities when they occur. If a cavity is relatively small, a dentist will likely just remove some of the old tooth and fill it in. When cavities are more substantial in nature, your family dentistry practitioner may choose to place a crown atop the tooth and perform restorative shaping to help the tooth blend well with the surrounding teeth. If tooth decay has moved into the pulp of the tooth and caused infection to set in, a root canal may be the only option.

Innovative new dental care technologies are being developed that may eventually drastically reduce the impact of cavities in patients’ mouths. Research is being performed with a fluorescent light tool that can identify incipient decay before it poses a real threat to a tooth. When such decay is recognized, a sealant or supplemental fluoride can be applied to the area to prevent further spread. Another treatment under development involves use of a filling that actually releases fluoride into the area near the decaying tooth to keep it from impacting neighboring teeth.

While such dental care techniques are certainly impressive, the best way to mitigate the harm done by cavities is to prevent them from developing in the first place. Though it may seem obvious, the importance of brushing and flossing twice a day, every day cannot be overstated. Such a regimen, done in conjunction with regular visits to an affordable dentist, is the number-one line of defense against tooth decay. In addition, choosing foods carefully and avoiding excessive amounts of cavity-causing carbohydrates can go a long way toward cavity prevention.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Sarasota, call Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota today at (941) 306-1818 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Sarasota. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota. 

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