If you want to make sure that your teeth stay cavity-free, you will want to have a great at-home regimen of tooth brushing and flossing to make sure that all plaque is removed from your teeth. You also want to come to our dental practice of Michael Acquista, D.D.S., for a teeth cleaning in Bay Ridge, every six months.
Making sure that your teeth stay clean and free of plaque is the best way to prevent getting dental cavities. It is virtually impossible for a patient to remove all the plaque from their teeth, it is recommended that patients come in for a teeth cleaning in Bay Ridge, every six months. This will contribute to not only to our patients having cavity-free teeth, but also in keeping their mouth free of gum disease. If you have a dental cavity, you may feel a pain in your tooth when you eat or drink something that is sweet. The dental cavity is caused by acids that are found in dental plaque. These acids will eat through your tooth enamel and cause dental decay. Sometimes when a patient has a cavity they can even see a tiny hole in their tooth. If a cavity is present and is allowed to continue on for a long period of time, your tooth may become extremely painful. In the worst case, infection from a cavity can travel to the center of the tooth and cause a patient to need a root canal treatment. During this treatment, all infected pulp will be removed from the center of the tooth, the tooth and root canal systems will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. The best prevention against dental cavities is excellent oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. We also offer a fluoride treatments at our dental practice to help strengthen tooth enamel. For children, dental sealants are extremely effective in preventing cavities on the flat chewing surfaces of premolars and molars.
For an appointment to see our dentist for a dental exam, or to visit our office for a teeth cleaning in Bay Ridge, contact us today.