8059 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Tooth Decay

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Tooth Decay at Kew Gardens Smiles Dental

 

Tooth decay, commonly known as cavities or caries, is the result of harmful bacteria in the mouth producing acids that attack the enamel on our teeth. Over time, this acid erodes the tooth’s protective layer, leading to the formation of small holes or cavities. Factors such as poor oral hygiene, frequent snacking on sugary foods and beverages, and inadequate fluoride exposure can heighten the risk of decay. When left untreated, cavities can grow larger, affecting deeper layers of the tooth and leading to pain, infection, and potential tooth loss.

Kew Gardens Smiles Dental emphasizes the importance of regular dental check-ups to detect and treat tooth decay in its early stages. With a team of experienced professionals and state-of-the-art equipment, they offer comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatments to counteract decay and restore oral health. Their preventative approach, coupled with patient education, ensures that individuals understand the significance of maintaining good oral hygiene practices to ward off decay. Trusting your dental care to Kew Gardens Smiles Dental means receiving expert guidance and care in every aspect of your oral health, with a particular emphasis on preventing and managing tooth decay.

How can tooth decay be healed?

Tooth decay, a prevalent dental concern, doesn’t just compromise your smile—it impacts overall oral health. But, is it reversible? At Kew Gardens Smiles Dental, we’re here to guide you towards a healthier smile.

  • Early Intervention: Catching decay in its initial stages through regular check-ups can allow for minimal interventions, often using fluoride treatments to remineralize the enamel.
  • Fillings: For decay that has progressed deeper, we offer tooth-colored fillings to restore the tooth structure.
  • Crowns: When a significant portion of a tooth is affected, a crown can offer protection and aesthetic appeal.
  • Root Canals: Deep decay affecting the tooth’s nerve may necessitate a root canal, saving the tooth from extraction.

Prioritizing preventive care and early treatment is key. Schedule a consultation with Kew Gardens Smiles Dental, and let us steer you towards optimal oral health.