When you actually visualize tooth decay, you may hold an image in your mind of a small black dot, a little hole, etc., on your tooth. What you don’t necessarily realize is that while decay can start off just as modestly as you imagine, it can also quickly turn into quite a monstrous oral health dilemma! To help save you from the physical (and emotional) devastation that it can truly cause, our Virginia Beach, VA team is happy to share some extremely important details with you. They can help save you some unnecessary upset and can save your smile.
It Can Develop On Any Tooth Surface
Did you know that tooth decay can develop on any tooth surface? If you’re like many patients, you were under the impression that it could only happen on your chewing surfaces and primarily on your molars. This is not the case! It can happen in the very back of your smile where you cannot even see it but you can feel it. It can happen between your teeth or at your gumline. It can develop on the back of your teeth. So, clean your teeth thoroughly!
It Can Cause More Destruction Than You Realize
Again, your idea about tooth decay may be that it causes a small hole that you’ll eventually need filled with a dental filling. True, it can cause a small hole. However, you don’t have all the time in the world to address it. Decay can actually become very destructive to your dental tissue. It may affect a small area at first. Though, until you come in for the restoration you need, it will get worse and can affect a widespread area. Stop it right away by seeing us.
It Is Simple To Stop Before It Starts
It’s called: Preventive care. When you use it (brushing, flossing, seeing us for dental cleanings), you can prevent the development of tooth decay. You enjoy clean teeth that are free of the buildup of bacteria that lead to cavities. Your smile simply remains healthy.
Avoid Decay Easily With The Help Of Our Prevention
Remember that when you add our professional preventive care to the care you provide your smile at home, you’re on a pathway toward a smile that remains healthy and decay free. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.