If you keep up with the recommended six month dental checkups chances are that if you do develop a cavity it will be detected early enough to be removed with a simple procedure. So yes, in most cases the damage done by tooth decay will be minimal. Your dentist can fill your tooth but you’re the only one who can prevent getting more cavities.
Cavities and other oral diseases are easily preventable, it just takes knowing what to do, how to do it and having the willpower to stick to a regimen of good habits. Start by talking with your dentist and hygienist, they know your mouth better than anyone and can recommend products that will work best for your needs. Once you have had the conversation stock up on the toothpaste, mouthwash and the tools that will help to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
Whether you choose a manual or an electric toothbrush be sure that the bristles are soft and that you brush gently. Harsh brushing can damage the protective coating of tooth enamel putting the under layers of your teeth in jeopardy.
If you are at higher risk than most for tooth decay your dentist may recommend an over the counter toothpaste that is especially formulated for extra protection. If appropriate he may prescribe a stronger preparation.
Talk to Dr. Patterson today, call Kendra L. Patterson, DMD today @ 303-722-9504.