At Hereford Dental Health in Monkton, we discuss cavities a lot. We feel that having a better understanding of exactly what a cavity is will help you take better care of your pearly whites.
Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings occur. These little holes are cavities. Different factors that contribute to tooth decay are:
- Eating sticky or chewy foods
- Drinking sugary beverages
- Oral bacteria
- Poor tooth brushing and flossing
Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call us at Hereford Dental Health as soon as possible.
The team at Hereford Dental Health, serving the Monkton, Sparks and Parkton area, is enthusiastic about good oral health which includes twice-yearly exams and dental cleanings.
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