Avoid the Painful Effects of Cavities

Chewing and drinking are things we often take for granted – until they become difficult to do because a cavity (tooth decay) has developed, bringing oral pain and sensitivity that requires professional treatment. Tooth decay is the most widespread oral health problem in the United States. Left untreated, it can progress to cause serious consequences to your dental health. That’s why regular preventive visits to the offices of Harlem Dental Care, will help keep your smile healthy, beautiful and cavity-free throughout your life.

The primary cause of cavities is plaque; this sticky film continuously gathers in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria. The bacteria in plaque digest the sugar you eat to produce acids, which eat away at tooth enamel and cause cavities to form. To protect your teeth against cavities, it is important to brush and floss daily, limit your intake of sweets and visit our office for routine checkups and professional teeth cleanings.

During a teeth cleaning, we can thoroughly remove any plaque buildup you may have missed while brushing and educate you on the best techniques for maintaining good oral hygiene at home.  Although cavities can occur at any age, children are especially susceptible. For our youngest patients, we make visits informative and engaging, and provide extra protection against cavities with dental sealants and fluoride treatments.

As part of the preventive checkup visit for patients of all ages, we thoroughly examine the teeth for the earliest signs of decay. With early detection, we can deliver the most precise, gentle and straightforward course of care. To restore a tooth that has been treated for decay, we utilize the latest generation of cosmetically pleasing tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which blend seamlessly with your smile, for natural-looking and long-lasting results.

At Harlem Dental Care, our goal is to help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of excellent oral health. We provide personalized, comprehensive preventive care to keep your smile healthy from the start. To learn more or to schedule a checkup, call today.