Choosing the Right Dental Clinic
A whiter smile, fresh breath, and the unmistakable feeling of cleanliness after you’re done – what’s not to love about the dentist?
At Above Dental, we know that not everybody looks at our work the same way we do. Which is why our team strives to make your trip to the dentist office as pleasant as can be. Here are some of the procedures we do daily:
- Teeth whitening
- Routine Cleaning
- Deep Cleaning
- Dental veneers
- Crowns or “caps”
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Tooth extractions
- IV Sedation
- Root canal therapy
- Emergency Dentist Services
- Cosmetic Dentist Treatments
What Happens If We Don’t Fill a Cavity?
Every one of your teeth is like an individual house.
The inside is occupied by nerves and blood vessels, and insulated by a tough exterior. Brushing, flossing, rinsing, and most importantly – trips to the dentist – are all of the things we can do to keep our homes clean and in working order.
A cavity, then, can be thought of as the result of a leaky roof that wasn’t maintained well enough to keep the elements out. Left untreated, a cavity will continue to eat away at a tooth from the inside, which can result in an abscess, and eventually lead to the tooth falling out.
I Brush and Floss Daily – Why Did I Get A Cavity?
While good habits can keep plaque from getting out of hand, for many of our patients – there’s often enough “plaque-tivity” to overwhelm even the best dental regimens.
1. Sugar is Sneaking into Your Diet
If you’ve kicked the hard sources of sugar like candy and soda but are still getting cavities, it’s likely that there’s still sugar getting in from some source of food. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that fruit and even savory foods contain levels of sugar high enough to damage teeth in just the same way jelly beans do.
It’s true. Some teeth are simply more susceptible to cavities than others. For these patients, vigilance is key and trips to the dentist are even more important.
3. Dry Mouth
Perpetually dry mouths can also create a pathway to cavities. Among its many purposes, basic teeth cleaning is one the things saliva does best. Which means if you’ve got anything causing regularly dry mouth conditions, you may be cavity-prone.
Just like plaque wears down enamel, so does abrasive toothbrushing. While we encourage deliberate oral hygiene as much as anybody, focusing on consistency and hard-to-reach places is more important than contact.
Enjoy Your Visit at Above Dental
With us, our care begins before ever getting to the chair. Our friendly staff greets all patients like family, and we want everybody to make themselves comfortable in our office.
Because even though you may not be excited about the process, we know you’ll be happy with the result.
For dental care you can look forward to, schedule an appointment with Above Dental today.