Cavities are a common dental concern that many children and adult patients deal with. Fallston family dentist Dr. Melissa Elliott has years of experience treating patients with a wide range of dental concerns, including cavities.
How Do Cavities Form?
When sugar and starches come in contact with the plaque on your teeth, it creates an acid that breaks down your tooth enamel. As the tooth enamel breaks down, a pit or hole may form in the tooth (cavity).
How Do I Prevent Cavities?
Preventing cavities requires patients to practice preventive dental care. Try to follow these key tips to improve the overall health of your smile and prevent cavities.
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss your teeth to get rid of debris from between the teeth
- Try a healthy smile diet. Try to limit the amount of sugary and acidic foods and beverages you consume.
- Schedule regular visits to our Fallston, MD dental office for dental checkups. During dental checkups, Dr. Elliot can thoroughly examine your teeth to check for signs of cavities. Patients will also receive a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
What Do I Do If I Have A Cavity
If you suspect you have a cavity, we suggest that you visit our Fallston dentist office. Dr. Elliott can perform a dental exam to determine if you have any early signs of tooth decay or if you have developed a cavity.
What Are The Treatment Options For Cavities?
Depending on the overall health of your smile and the stage of tooth decay, Dr. Elliot may offer a wide range of general, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry treatments. Most patients with cavities can receive a simple tooth-colored dental filling to treat their smile. Others with a more advanced stage of tooth decay may require inlays, onlays, and dental crowns to treat their smile.
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
For all your dentistry needs, contact Harford County Dentistry in Fallston, MD. Dr. Elliott offers comprehensive, patient-focused dental care in her comfortable Fallston dental office. If you need to schedule an appointment or have any questions regarding your oral health, contact Harford County Dentistry.