Neglecting your personal dental care can have some unfortunate effects on your oral health, such as developing cavities on your teeth as plaque and sugar mix to make acid. This acid eats at your enamel and leaves pits in it that can cause further problems.
You can do a lot to prevent cavities from forming in your teeth. If you brush thoroughly twice a day, clean between your teeth with either dental floss or a water flosser, avoid refined sugar, and eat a healthy diet, you can prevent many cavities that might have formed.
If you do get one, Dr. Steven Rodriguez, our dentist, can restore your tooth with a dental filling. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin and silver fillings.
Sometimes a cavity is too large to be repaired by a filling, or the nerve has been damaged. In a case like that, a dental crown is often the best course of action. If the root was damaged by the cavity, then your dentist will likely recommend a root canal treatment.
To learn more about your dental repair options, call Healthy Smiles Dental Care™ of Manchester in Manchester, Michigan, today!