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Summit Family Dental Arts | General Dentistry and Teeth Cleaning

Discovering the Hidden Dangers of Tooth Decay

June 10, 2024

While most people are aware of the common cold, many don't realize that tooth decay is close behind as one of the most prevalent health issues. Cavities can compromise healthy tooth structure, affect the vital tissues inside the tooth, and even lead to severe infection or tooth loss if left untreated.

The origins of cavities and the significance of preventative care

Cavities form when dental plaque is not consistently removed from around the teeth and gums. This sticky substance harbors bacteria that can harm your oral health, so being diligent about removing it is crucial in preventing cavities from developing.

At Summit Family Dental Arts, we prioritize the detection and prevention of dental diseases early on to stop small problems from escalating into more significant oral health issues. When you visit our office for a checkup, you can trust that your smile and those of your loved ones are in the best possible care. We use cutting-edge dental technology and techniques to carefully examine your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of dental disease or developing problems.

As part of our comprehensive preventative care program, every checkup comes with a professional teeth cleaning to eliminate any accumulations of dental plaque or tartar that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. Our dental team will also evaluate your home care routine and offer guidance on how to improve your oral hygiene habits between visits.

Extra preventative measures for children

Due to inconsistent oral hygiene practices and dietary habits, children are particularly susceptible to developing cavities. In fact, studies show that 78% of children will have at least one cavity by the time they turn 17 years old. To provide an added layer of protection against tooth decay in children, our dentist often recommends periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

Patient care and comfort are our top priorities

If you're diagnosed with tooth decay, it's essential not to delay treatment. Without proper care, cavities will worsen and cause more damage and discomfort over time. Our dentist will gently remove any damaged tooth structure and place a restoration to restore your tooth's structural integrity, appearance, and function. Additionally, we use the latest generation of cosmetically pleasing, tooth-colored materials that blend seamlessly with your smile.

Skilled, compassionate care and solutions for every smile

Although tooth decay is a widespread oral health concern, regular visits to our office can help prevent cavities almost entirely. At Summit Family Dental Arts, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us today.

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Existing Patients: (816) 229-2442
New Patients: (816) 463-8699

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