Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Cavity Prevention Advice Everyone Can Use

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Anyone who feels that it is okay to get a little lazy every now and then when it comes to routine dental care may be in for a rude awakening. Poor dental health can have truly negative ramifications in terms of general health and wellness. Though it may come as a surprise to some, cavities and decay increase an individual’s risk of developing a number of serious illnesses and must therefore be prevented whenever possible. Learning about the causes of tooth decay and effective cavity prevention is a good way to start.

A cavity, which is simply a hole in a tooth, occurs when bacteria inside the mouth converts food particles into acid. The acid and bacteria combine to create plaque, which causes tooth decay to begin. A cavity is likely to occur once the tooth’s enamel has been weakened by the acid. Your family dentistry practitioner can effectively treat any cavities that occur.

If a cavity is small, will likely just require a filling. If a cavity is large, however, your dentist in South Ocala may need to place a crown over the tooth. If you have tooth decay in the pulp of the tooth that has caused an infection, you may need a root canal.

There are new dental care treatments being developed that may eventually dramatically reduce the incidence of cavities and tooth decay. Researchers are testing a fluorescent light tool that can locate tooth decay before it becomes a cavity. When decay is discovered, a sealant or fluoride supplement can be applied to the tooth to prevent spreading and aid in cavity prevention. Another treatment being developed is a filling that releases fluoride near the decaying tooth to keep it from impacting adjacent teeth.

Despite such innovative dental care techniques, the best way to avoid the problems caused by tooth decay is to always practice good cavity prevention. The importance of brushing twice a day, every day, and flossing at least once a day can’t be overstated. Proper dental care, along with regular visits to an affordable dentist in South Ocala, is the first line of defense in preventing tooth decay. In addition, eating tooth-healthy foods and avoiding excessive amounts of cavity-causing sweets and carbs will go a long way toward cavity prevention.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in South Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road. 

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