cavity prevention & treatment

Less drilling? That's something we can all agree on.

Cavities don't need to happen. Let's try to stop them before they start with great, twice daily care ay home and regular check-ups and cleanings. 

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The fight against cavities is in your hands.

It's called a toothbrush! Use it at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day. Good brushing and flossing is honestly the best way to keep the bacteria that form plaque from eating holes in your teeth.

Treating cavities

Cavities can be painful, and if they aren’t repaired, they can lead to infections and even the loss of the tooth. If your dentist discovers one, she'll recommend treating it right away.

Anyone can get a cavity, even people who brush and floss and visit the dentist regularly, so don’t feel bad. Just get it fixed!

The basic procedure for filling a cavity. We will:

  • We’ll make you as comfortable as possible.
  • Numb the area around the tooth so it won’t hurt. If you feel any pain after the area is numbed, let your dentist know. You may need more medication.
  • We’ll remove the decayed parts of the tooth. 
  • Clean all the surfaces.
  • Fill the area to create a lasting repair to your tooth.

Silver? Gold? Tooth-colored? What’s the right filling?

These days you can have fillings made of gold, porcelain, silver-amalgam or plastic resins. Studies have shown that each method is safe, effective and can last up to 15 years.

Your dentist will explain the pros and cons of each filling material, and our staff will research your insurance coverage so that you can make the best choice for you.

Why see the dentist every six months?

Twice a year is the minimum Twice a year is the minimum

Any longer and you risk developing gingivitis, periodontal disease or cavities.

You may need to visit more often You may need to visit more often

Some people may develop tartar and cavities faster. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that can cause gum disease, and people with conditions like diabetes need more frequent check-ups.

We We're not just checking your teeth!

Your hygienist and dentist are also checking your overall health. Oral health is linked to your heart health and dentists are often the first caregivers to detect oral cancers and tumors.

Remember: we'll always find a way to care for your teeth

And every other tooth we can help. Even if you don't have insurance, or piles of cash, we'll help you find a way to afford the care you need. We'll even loan you the money so you can pay over time.

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