Cavities 101: Treatment, Cause, and Prevention

cavities 101: treatment, causes, and prevention

What Are Cavities? The term “cavity” is used to describe dental decay or dental caries because it describes the appearance of decay. A cavity is a hole or indentation, and decay in teeth eventually leads to erosion of the hard outer layer of the tooth.  Bacteria and Decay Bacteria live on and within the body […]

An Ounce of Prevention: Cleanings, Cavities, and Fillings

An Ounce of Prevention: Cleanings, Cavities, and Fillings

Although the dentist’s office is often seen as a place to go when something has gone awry, dentistry is about far more than correcting issues with teeth. Dentistry’s goal is to give patients the confidence in their general health that comes from the pursuit of optimal oral health. Why is prevention so important in maintaining […]