Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics Gladewater

At Vaca and Kirby Dental in Longview, we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable.

Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the enamel of a tooth, as well as its underlying dentin. Holes in the enamel are cavities.

If you’ve got a toothache or new sensitivity in your teeth, or if it hurts when you chew, then you may have a cavity. Call our office so we can get it filled.

Prevent Cavities

To keep your teeth from developing new cavities, we recommend the following three things:

  • Strengthen your teeth’s defenses with fluoride. Most municipal water supplies contain fluoride. Also, make sure it’s in your toothpaste. Not all toothpastes have it.
  • Get dental sealants. We can paint sealants onto your teeth – the back teeth in particular. Sealants act as an added layer of protection for your teeth. You’ll still need to brush!
  • Have regular checkups. Seeing us for a cleaning and checkup every six months means we’ll find any new decay early, and treat it.

At Vaca and Kirby Dental in Longview, we want all our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. Patients from Gladewater, Hallsville, and New Diana come to our practice for general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today.

Contact Vaca & Kirby Dental:

903-663-0861

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3121 H G Mosley Pkwy
Longview, TX
85605

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