Tooth decay is a common dental problem affecting young and old alike. However, despite it being common, it is also a dental issue that can easily be avoided with good oral hygiene habits.
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, we have comprehensive oral hygiene instructions to avoid dental problems such as decay.
In case you already suffer from decay or suspect you do, we can still help you! We have a wide range of dental treatments to stop your tooth decay from compromising your oral health.
Common Causes Of Tooth Decay
Poor dental hygiene
The root of most dental problems is poor oral hygiene. Neglecting to brush and floss allows bacteria to attack your teeth enamel and create cavities.
Your teeth need nutrition to remain strong and healthy. Lack of mouth-friendly foods, such as those rich in calcium, coupled with a liking of sweet foods and drinks can increase the risks of tooth decay.
Xerostomia or dry mouth is a condition wherein the supply of saliva in the mouth is significantly reduced. Saliva is essential in fighting tooth decay as it washes away food debris and neutralises the acid in the mouth, preventing acid attacks on the enamel.
Smoking has been proven to have negative effects on your oral health.
Tooth Decay Symptoms
Aside from the visible signs of decay in the mouth, the following are the symptoms of tooth decay:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet food and drinks
- Holes or pits in the teeth
- Discoloured tooth
- Bad breath
- Bitter taste in the mouth
Tooth Decay Treatment At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, we put great emphasis on our preventive dentistry options. Scheduling a regular dental check-up is an effective way to detect early signs of decay. Teeth that are in the early stage of decay can be treated using dental sealants.
In case the decay has already progressed and cannot be stopped using dental sealants, we have other options. Dental fillings and inlays/onlays are equally effective dental treatments. The decision as to which dental treatment is best for you will be based on the severity of the condition.
If the decay is so severe that it leaves your dentist with no choice but to extract the tooth, we also offer tooth replacement options such as dental implants.
Fighting Tooth Decay At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, our goal is to save your teeth from decay and eventual loss. If you have one of the abovementioned symptoms of tooth decay, do not hesitate to call and visit us. The earlier you tell us about your condition, the higher the chances of saving your teeth.
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Call (07) 5370 8865 or visit us at T204B, 32 Wises Road in Buderim.