Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics Boston

At Brentwood Dental Designs in Epping NH, we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable.

Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the enamel of a tooth, as well as its underlying dentin. Holes in the enamel are cavities.

If you’ve got a toothache or new sensitivity in your teeth, or if it hurts when you chew, then you may have a cavity. Call our office so we can get it filled.

Prevent Cavities

To keep your teeth from developing new cavities, we recommend the following three things:

  • Strengthen your teeth with regular brushing. We recommend brushing (and flossing) twice a day. Make one of those times right before bed!
  • Get dental sealants. We can paint sealants onto your teeth – the back teeth in particular. Sealants act as an added layer of protection for your teeth. You’ll still need to brush!
  • Have regular checkups. Seeing us for a cleaning and checkup every six months means we’ll find any new decay early, and treat it.

At Brentwood Dental Designs in Epping NH, we want all our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. People from Brentwood, Exeter, and Rye come to our office for complete general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!

Contact Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS:

603-679-3679

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1 Brickyard Square, Ste 5
Epping, New Hampshire
03042

 

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