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Valley Village Dentist: Understanding Cavities


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Ask any dentist and they’ll each tell you the same thing: he more you know about cavities the less your chances are you’ll get them.

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One word nobody wants to hear when they visit the dentist is cavity! That’s right, the dreaded cavity; but what exactly is a cavity and how do you get one?

Valley Village Dentist & Cavities 

So what causes a cavity?

A cavity is a hole that develops in a tooth when the tooth begins to decay.

A cavity is caused by plaque, a sticky substance that forms on the tooth as a result of germ and bacteria build-up. Plaque is acidic. As it clings to your teeth the acids eat away the outside of the tooth (also called the enamel) and a hole is formed.

It’s important to get a cavity filled as soon as it’s detected so that it does not grow bigger.

Valley Village Dentist & Cavity Repair

Yes, cavities can be repaired by your dentist, but here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent cavities:

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily
  • Gently brush your gums to keep them healthy
  • When choosing a toothbrush it is recommended to use soft bristles
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food
  • Remove food caught between the teeth
  • Limit the amount of soda and sugary treats you eat/drink
  • Visit your dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning and check-up

Finding a Good Valley Village Dentist

We’ve all been there. Some of us move. Others want a new dentist that has a pleasant way about them. More importantly, about your teeth. We recommend you choose a dentist which has a kind, caring approach to your feelings.

Remember, when you sit down in the chair, you want your dentist to be compassionate about your entire experience. Learn more about our dentist office.

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