TOOTH DECAY/CAVITIES: WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

TOOTH DECAY/CAVITIES: WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Were you aware that the most common chronic disease of children aged 6 to 19 years old is tooth decay? Over 90% of adults have also experienced a cavity at some point in life! Although tooth decay is extremely common, it is also extremely preventable, unfortunately, many patients neglect to properly care for their smiles and overall oral health. At Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee we are proud to offer various treatment options for restoring teeth affected by tooth decay, which include dental fillings, dental bonding, and even dental crowns!

About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common issue that is typically caused due to poor oral hygiene and improper dental care. When the mouth is exposed to food, bacteria in the mouth actually begin to produce acid, eventually forming plaque and even tartar on the teeth. As bacteria, acid and plaque buildup in the mouth, it can actually begin to erode the enamel of your teeth, ultimately forming a hole known as a cavity. Patients suffering from tooth decay and cavities may experience symptoms such as:

  • Toothache
  • Pressure/Chewing Sensitivity
  • Temperature (Hot/Cold) Sensitivity
  • Hole in Tooth
  • Darkening of Tooth
  • Pus Around Tooth

Preventing Cavities

When it comes to preventing cavities, proper dental care is essential. You should be brushing a minimum of twice a day using a soft-bristled, ADA approved toothbrush. You should also brush your tongue each time you brush your teeth and make sure to floss at least once a day. Along with proper at-home dental care, it is also highly important to visit your dentist regularly for routine, preventive dental care such as examinations, x-rays, and cleanings.

Tooth Decay Treatment in Wenatchee

In the event, you or a loved one experiences a cavity, we’d be happy to provide treatment. Simply schedule your Simply schedule your consultation today!

Visit Our Dentist in Wenatchee, WA Today

Think that you or a loved one may be suffering from tooth decay or a cavity? Contact Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee today, our dentist in 98801 is always accepting new patients and would be more than happy to evaluate your smile to determine if you may need dental fillings, bonding or even crowns. We look forward to restoring your smile!