More than 92 percent of people living in the United States will have cavities, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Whether you have already experienced tooth decay or successfully avoided it so far. Here are four ways you can deal with this oral health issue in Fairfield, CT.
1. Prevent It
This will always be Plan A in the fight for healthy smiles. To do this, you will want to follow the American Dental Association’s recommendations:
- Brush twice daily
- Floss daily
- Get professional cleanings a few times each year
Making these part of your oral hygiene routine can keep your teeth intact and your smile looking its best for a long time.
2. Fill It Up
If you do have a cavity, do not wait to do something about it. We will certainly let you know if we notice a problem during your routine checkups. Our composite dental fillings will protect your tooth, restore its function, and look like a natural part of your smile.
3. Put a Crown on It
If your cavity gets too large for a filling, you can still fix it. A dental crown will repair your tooth and restore your ability to bite and/or chew with your tooth.
4. Get to the Root of the Problem
Untreated decay can lead to tooth infections. When that happens, a root canal is often necessary to get your healthy smile back on track.
5. Replace It
If the decay is too great, your tooth won’t be repairable. Fortunately, you can remove and replace it to retain your complete, natural-looking smile.