Time to Review Your Cavity Basics, Provo Residents
February 3, 2015
Residents of Provo and Orem use the word “cavity” often when talking about their oral health practices. Along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry options, cavities are a hot topic.
At Advanced Dental Care our Provo dentist, Dr. David Bennett and staff think that it is great that people are educated and aware of their teeth. We feel having an even better understanding of what a cavity is will help you take better care of your beautiful smile.
Other names cavities are known by are caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is irreversibly damaged, tiny openings appear. These little openings or holes are called cavities. There are many reasons why tooth decay can occur but a few examples are:
Insufficient tooth brushing and especially flossing
Consuming sugary beverages
Reduced salivary flow from things such as medications
Cavities can get bad enough that you can start to see pits or holes in your teeth. Generally you may not even feel any different but overtime they can go quickly from subtle sensitivity when eating sugary food to more severe pain when biting or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call our Provo, Orem, or Utah’s best dentist office today for an appointment.
If you are in the market for modern, gentle dental care in the Utah County area, give Advanced Dental Care a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around the Provo area since 1979. We can also answer any questions you may have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental veneers and dental implants.