The Mount Pleasant Dentist provides information and treatments for cavity prevention in Mount Pleasant, Texas, to help you keep your smile healthy. We strongly recommend that you maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home and keep all your regular appointments with our dentist, as this will help prevent tooth decay and ensure that you receive prompt treatment when needed. To make an appointment with Dr. Jesse Taylor and learn more about cavity prevention, please call us today at 903-572-4141.
Tooth decay is caused by harmful bacteria and acids in your mouth. When sugars and starches accumulate on your teeth, they develop into a clear, sticky film known as plaque. Plaque contains bacteria that feed on the sugars and starches and emit acids, which damage your tooth enamel and create cavities.
Cavities are tiny holes in your teeth. As time passes, these tiny holes grow larger, and can eventually cause severe toothaches, infection, and tooth loss. Common symptoms of cavities include:
- Pain when chewing
- Increased sensitivity to temperature and to sweet or spicy foods
The best way to prevent cavities is by flossing daily and brushing at least twice a day. By keeping your mouth clean, you remove plaque and disrupt colonies of decay-causing bacteria before they can cause damage to your teeth. When you visit our office for your dental exams, Dr. Taylor will check your mouth for tooth decay visually and with a dental X-ray. Further preventive treatments, such as dental sealants or fluoride treatment, may be recommended if needed.
Give us a call today for more information about cavity prevention and to schedule an appointment at The Mount Pleasant Dentist.