Cavities are more than simply unsightly. If left untreated their primary symptom can transform into pain and lead to complications that are not as easily treatable. So the best course of action against them is prevention. Find out how your local dental experts of Complete Dental Care can help you in this fight. Find them in their multiple Brooklyn, NY, locations, and in Jackson Heights, NY.
Origin of Cavities
The reason why we are told since childhood to brush and floss our teeth daily has to do with the bacteria that call our mouths their home. They arrive in the air we breathe, in what we eat, and settle there.
The fuzzy film we feel coating our teeth in the morning is this same bacteria. It's what we call plaque, and it's what we get rid of with brushing and flossing.
But on our own, we can only do so much. Some plaque is bound to escape our reach, and with time this plaque turns into tartar thanks to the minerals in our saliva. This tartar can typically only be removed at a dentist's office during professional teeth cleaning session. Those same many of us put off.
The problem with tartar is that the bacteria now have a foothold and it will continue to feed. They have a preference for sugary foods and drinks, and as they consume it they create acids that will damage your gums and your teeth. Leading potentially to gum disease and cavities.
Cavity Prevention and Treatment in Brooklyn and Jackson Heights, NY
So part of preventing cavities is to floss and brush your teeth daily using fluoride toothpaste, and to drink tap water, which is enriched with this enamel enriching mineral. But the other part, a key part, is seeing your dentist on a regular basis. For checkups and cleanings, both of which help you prevent not only cavities but other dental complications you may not know to look out for. So make an appointment today with the professionals of Complete Dental Care. Contact them by dialing (718) 338-5700, (718) 434-5800, and (718) 338-5700 in Brooklyn, NY, and (718) 335-0100 in Jackson Heights, NY.