Cavities are common in children, but they also occur in adults. A cavity is an area of decay on your tooth that requires intervention from your Pikesville dentist. And without treatment, the area of decay can grow until it threatens the integrity of your tooth or even your adjacent teeth.
Fortunately, you can lower your risks for cavities by visiting your dentist regularly for exams and seeing your hygienist on time for professional teeth cleanings. Exams allow your dentist to spot small cavities before they grow, and teeth cleanings remove cavity-causing bacteria that your toothbrush and dental floss cannot eradicate.
If you are prone to cavities, your dentist can provide a dental sealant to help lock debris and bacteria away from your teeth as well.
For your part, we recommend brushing your teeth at least two times every day. You should also avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks, especially before sleep. If you grind and clench your teeth, which can break down enamel and lead to oral health conditions like cavities, we recommend a nightguard.
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Schedule your next dental appointment with your Pikesville, MD dentist. And reach out to our dental team if you have any questions.