Posts Categorized: Cavities

The Importance of Flossing Your Teeth

Flossing for healthy teeth and gums

Do you brush your teeth regularly? Perhaps you wouldn’t think of skipping a brushing. There are many people that brush religiously, yet do not floss. Less than half of Americans floss daily and 10 percent don’t floss at all. Both brushing and flossing are important to your dental health. Flossing helps prevent cavities, gingivitis, and… Read more »

Can You Be Immune To Cavities?

digital image of tooth with cavity

Tooth decay is an international chronic infectious health disease in industrialized and developing countries, especially in young children. Early Childhood Caries (ECC) begins early in life, progresses rapidly, and causes immediate and long-term effects. People suffering from tooth decay, particularly untreated decay, and especially children, can also suffer pain, lack of self-esteem, and social and… Read more »

Cavity Repair Gel?

cross-section illustration of dental cavity

If you have succumbed to cavities, then you are familiar with the process of getting them filled. Before filling the decayed tooth, your dentist will numb the area where the restoration will be placed. Your gums, teeth, and any surrounding tissue is also numbed. A hole is drilled, and the hollow tooth will now be… Read more »

How Decay Forms in Your Tooth

Of all the potential threats to your dental health, tooth decay is the most common. Caused by harmful oral bacteria and lingering food particles, decay is the reason behind cavities (or holes) forming in your teeth. The good news is that tooth decay is also highly preventable if you know what causes it and how… Read more »