Dental cavities are when small holes are formed in the tooth. Plaque, which is a sticky, bacterial film that can accumulate on the teeth, feeds on the sugars you eat. If you don’t brush this sugar and plaque away, it will begin to build up, causing acids that attack the enamel of your teeth. Once the enamel has been worn away, cavities are allowed to form.
Cavities are most common in children (in fact, dental cavities are the number one childhood illness), but teens and adults are also at risk for developing cavities. If left untreated, a dental cavity can quickly turn into a tooth infection, which can be incredibly painful and cause a variety of dental health problems.
Below are a few of the more common symptoms of dental cavities:
If you’re suffering from these symptoms, we recommend visiting our office as quickly as possible. The sooner we can catch and treat a dental cavity, the simpler and less costly the treatment may be.
The best way to keep cavities at bay is by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting Balota Family Dentistry every 6 months for a dental cleaning and a checkup.
For more information about how to prevent cavities, or if you’d like to make an appointment at Balota Family Dentistry, please contact our Colorado Springs, CO dental office today.
At Balota Family Dentistry, it’s important to us that we develop a relationship with each of our valued patients. We put a strong emphasis on patient education and will thoroughly discuss your dental health and your treatment options with you before making any decisions. Everyone in our office wants to make sure you feel confident in the dental decisions you choose.
Balota Family Dentistry
5731 Silverstone Terrace #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
f: (719) 632-1910