There are plenty of ways to stave off tooth decay and periodontal disease, but sometimes there are other factors that make these conditions inevitable. This is why it is so important to visit your Hartford general dentist
for regular checkups and biannual cleanings. Brushing and flossing daily help remove the daily buildup of harmful bacteria in the mouth and on the tooth enamel while regular dental cleanings help get rid of more stubborn plaque and from hard to reach places. Sometimes cavities can still sneak up on you and they need immediate attention before the decay spreads. Here at Contemporary General Dentistry, our dedicated staff is here to provide you and your family with the comprehensive dental care you need to keep all of your smiles as healthy as can be.
Cavities often form because of the amount of bacteria present in our mouths. While there are many methods of prevention, cavities can still occur, especially as we age and our tooth enamel weakens due to demineralization and the foods that we eat. Once a layer of plaque has formed on the enamel of the tooth, it creates an acidic reaction when we east starchy or sugary foods, thus eating through the tooth enamel and creating a hole or a cavity. When a cavity forms, it needs to be promptly filled by our Hartford general dentist
at Contemporary General Dentistry in order to prevent further decay and further damage to the tooth.
An untreated cavity can spread, affecting the root of the tooth and resulting in root canal treatment, or can severely damage the entire tooth and require its complete removal. In order to save your teeth, cavities must be filled, and here at Contemporary General Dentistry, our dentist, Dr. Bryan Wilson DDS, is here to provide you and your family with composite fillings. Composite fillings, consisting of ceramic and plastic compounds, mimic the appearance of your natural teeth. Composite fillings are most often used on the front teeth, where most people are concerned with the appearance of their smile, but composite fillings can be used to fill cavities that are located further back in the mouth as well.
Call us to schedule an appointment here at Contemporary General Dentistry at the first signs and symptoms of a cavity. Though some cavities may be signaled by sensitivity or aching, some cavities can go without any initial symptoms. This is why regular dental visits at your local Hartford general dentist
office are so important. Schedule your appointment with us today.
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836 Farmington Avenue, Suite 215
West Hartford, CT 06119
By Contemporary General Dentistry
April 25, 2014