Tooth Decay Problem? How to Fix Tooth Decay Once and For All
Are you prone to cavities? Do dental problems run in your family? Find out how to fix tooth decay dilemmas without making extra trips to the dentist’s office.
Fix Your Cavity ASAP
Getting a cavity filled isn’t something that most of us look forward to, but treating it as early as possible will prevent the tooth decay from “jumping” to adjacent teeth. That’s right; cavities can spread. One of the most common areas for this to happen is when decay starts between teeth. Only one tooth might have an actual cavity, but within a few months the decay could also impact the surface of the adjacent tooth that’s touching it. The sooner you have your cavity filled, the smaller the filling (and your dental bill) will be.
Feeling Nervous? Ask for Help
It’s fairly common for people to feel anxious about tooth decay treatment in Ventura. Whether you have sensitive teeth or just dislike having someone feel around inside of your mouth, it doesn’t matter: dental anxiety is real. A great dentist will understand how nervousness can impact getting tooth decay fixed. That’s why options like nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and light conscious oral sedation are available to help patients relax. Both options are safe and effective when it comes to alleviating your fear of dental treatment.
Supplement with Remineralizing Dental Products
Ask our Ventura dentist about preventive products that can remineralize your tooth enamel before the early cavity breaks all the way through your outer tooth layer. Strengthening products like fluoride and calcium phosphate can stop tooth decay in its earliest stages, so that you can avoid getting a cavity or filling altogether. Depending on the health of your smile, you can choose between different strengths of products, such as over the counter fluoride rinse, an in-office treatment, or prescription strength gel to use at home.
Toss the Floss
Flossing is one of the biggest barriers when it comes to halting and preventing tooth decay. Most people just don’t want to use it. Or, it makes their gums sensitive and bleed. A great alternative is to use a water flosser. These portable, sink-mounted, or shower flosser designs make it easy to clean between your teeth or in the deep grooves that tend to get cavities first. Plus, they work well to clean areas that flossing can’t even reach (making them better to use, in general.)
Watch What You Eat and Drink
No, it’s not just candy that causes cavities. It’s often the hidden acids, sugars, and simple carbohydrates in your snacks or drinks that lead to extensive tooth decay. Cut back on snacking frequently throughout the day, and rinse your mouth out with water after meals. If you enjoy sports drinks or diet soda, cut back on how many you have each week and drink them through a straw (they’re worse on your teeth than traditionally sweetened sodas!)
If you suspect that you have a cavity, get the best tooth decay treatment in Ventura. Call Dr. David Satnick to schedule your consultation today.
Worried about tooth decay? Get the best tooth decay treatment in Ventura with Dr. David Satnick, DDM.
Schedule an appointment or for more information call 805.639.3050 now!