Category: Tooth Decay/Cavities

How To Prevent Cavities

Did you know that nearly a quarter of all adults in the US have at least one cavity? This common dental dilemma is caused by bacteria that form plaque on your enamel. When this is not removed, the plaque deteriorates your enamel. This can create a hole in your tooth, which leads to sensitivity and… Read more »

Protect Your Teeth with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Gentle Smiles Cavities

Even with perfect hygiene and diet, we are still susceptible to tooth decay. Thankfully, there is a conservative way to treat cavities with a material that blends beautifully with your tooth. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist talks about how addressing cavities early with composite resin material can protect your smile!

Composite Fillings Keep Your Smile Safe

Smiling redhead Dallas TX

From time to time, you may develop a cavity in one of your teeth. This term refers to an area in which your natural enamel has been lost due to tooth decay, and if you do not seek treatment, you could develop additional concerns. The bulk of your tooth matter consists of a material known… Read more »

We Are Ready To Provide Your Root Canal!

You may need to do something about a cavity that involves more than just the placement of a dental filling. As decay grows and the health of your tooth worsens, you are at risk for an infection that can cause discomfort and put your oral health at more serious risk. Fortunately, you can still count… Read more »

A Root Canal Can Save Your Smile

root canal

We often hear about root canals, but not many of us know exactly what the procedure consists of. The unknown is intimidating, and it can prevent us from taking the proper steps to keep ourselves healthy. In the case of your mouth, this procedure — while seemingly daunting — is very important to maintaining oral… Read more »

Three Ways Dental Crowns Protect Your Smile

closeup for dental onlay on a molar tooth shown on a plaster model

Taking care of your smile is a lifelong process, as it involves consistent care and protection. Indeed, a well-rounded preventive routine consists of attending your six-month checkups, taking care to brush and floss properly at home, and paying mind to the negative effects of certain foods and beverages. Even still, you could do everything correctly,… Read more »

Restoring Your Grin with a Tooth-Colored Filling

While you may be routinely brushing and flossing, other factors can contribute to the development of cavities, infection, and more. For instance, your diet plays a major role, as many foods contain high levels of acidity that can actively work to break down the natural enamel present on the front of your teeth, your smile’s… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Fill a Cavity Early

Cavities can affect nearly anyone, but fortunately, they can usually be treated with a minimally invasive treatment such as a tooth filling before they become severe. While dealing with a cavity may be simple at first, however, it doesn’t take long for the tooth decay behind it to grow worse, and for the cavity to… Read more »

When Treating Tooth Decay Requires Root Canal Therapy

For many different oral health concerns, losing a tooth is the worst-case scenario of the problem’s progression. For instance, when a tooth develops a case of decay, the problem describes an infection in the tooth that continuously erodes the tooth’s healthy, natural structure. In the worst case of tooth decay, this can erode so much… Read more »

When’s the Best Time to Treat a Cavity?

If you’ve had to deal with a cavity before, then the specific way in which you treated it depends on how severe your cavity was when you treated it. For example, if you treated the cavity in its mild or moderate stage, then the solution was likely a tooth filling, which helps restore your tooth… Read more »