Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay Treatment at Deluxe Dental: Protecting Your Smile’s Health

At Deluxe Dental, we specialize in the prevention and treatment of tooth decay, offering comprehensive solutions to preserve your oral health. Our experienced dental team is committed to identifying, treating, and educating patients about tooth decay, ensuring your smile stays healthy and vibrant.

What is Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is the destruction of tooth enamel. It occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth digest these foods, turning them into acids. The bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque, which clings to the teeth and leads to decay.

Causes of Tooth Decay:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene: Not brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Frequent Snacking and Sipping: Consuming sugary or acidic foods and drinks.
  • Lack of Fluoride: A natural mineral that helps prevent cavities and can reverse the early stages of tooth decay.
  • Dry Mouth: Saliva helps wash away food and plaque from teeth.

Why Treat Tooth Decay at Deluxe Dental?

Treating tooth decay at Deluxe Dental is crucial for several reasons:

  • Preventing Progression: Early treatment can prevent decay from penetrating deeper into the tooth, which can lead to more serious issues.
  • Maintaining Oral Health: Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, infection, and tooth loss.
  • Restoring Function and Aesthetics: We provide fillings, crowns, and other treatments to restore the function and appearance of decayed teeth.
  • Personalized Care: Our team offers customized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Aftercare: Ensuring Long-Term Oral Health

Effective aftercare is essential in preventing future tooth decay:

  • Good Oral Hygiene: Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Keep up with regular check-ups and cleanings at Deluxe Dental.
  • Healthy Diet: Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and maintain a balanced diet.
  • Fluoride Treatments: Consider additional fluoride treatments to strengthen your teeth.

 

Start Your Journey to a Healthier Smile

If you’re concerned about tooth decay or want to learn more about preventing it, contact Deluxe Dental. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, decay-free smile.

Your First Appointment:

  • The old filling is removed along with any additional decay.
  • An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
  • A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.
  • At the Lab: A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.

Your Second Appointment:

  • The temporary onlay is removed.
  • A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
  • Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
  • The tooth is then polished.
  • Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and the tooth is protected!
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