Cavities form when bacterial acids attack tooth enamel. Without consistent prevention and early detection, tooth decay can lead to widespread oral health problems.
This video discusses what you can do to prevent tooth decay. When cavities develop, they will continually destroy the tooth surface until a dentist stops them with treatment. Without professional care, tooth decay can then spread to the interior of the tooth, which may necessitate root canal therapy. In some cases, extreme decay may require tooth extraction. However, cavity prevention can be easy with the right oral hygiene habits. By brushing and flossing every day and seeing a dentist twice a year, you can lower your chances of tooth decay.
The Smile Design Center of Baltimore can help you maintain beautiful and cavity-free teeth for a lifetime. To schedule a checkup at our Lutherville office, call (443) 275-9821.