We have some bad news.

If you’ve never had a cavity, odds are you probably will in the future. More than 93 percent of people have at least one cavity during their lives. Maybe you’ll be among the lucky 7 percent that never has damage from tooth decay, but just in case, we want you to be prepared.

We can give you a tooth filling that restores your ability to eat without pain and that rebuilds your natural-looking smile. To get one, schedule a visit to either Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX. Call the Junction Drive location at 956-242-6745 or the Winfield location at 956-517-2695.

Don’t Wait To Deal With Decay

Tooth decay is not something you should ignore. Decay will get worse if you don’t deal with it. This can lead to tooth infections, which may require root canals or, sometimes, tooth removal.

Ideally, you will do everything you can to prevent decay as much as you are able. You probably know the details, but we’ll run through them again anyway.

Brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes every time. Using fluoride toothpaste, clean your teeth (but not too hard) on all side to remove as much bacteria and plaque as you can.

Brushing is important, but it’s not the best way to clean between your teeth, which is why you should floss daily as well. Now, that may mean using dental floss. It also could mean using flossers or a water flosser. Whichever tool you choose, the important thing is that you make it a consistent part of your routine.

Professional cleanings are important as well. This is how we remove plaque and tartar buildup. Tartar is plaque that has hardened. Brushing and flossing often are not effective at removing tartar. This is one reason regular visits are important.

How Cavities Form

When food particles stick to your teeth or get caught between teeth, they become food for bacteria that are already in your mouth. Bacteria use this to make acid which can damage your teeth. When combined with saliva, this can turn into a plaque, sticky film that clings to your teeth. The acids eat into teeth, causing decay. When the decay spreads, it can lead to cavities and tooth infections.

If you notice your teeth are more sensitive to heat, cold, or sweets, then you may have a cavity. If you can see a hole or notice discoloration of a tooth, that can be a sign of a cavity as well.

To avoid bigger issues, it’s best to get a dental filling as early as you can. Our filings use composite resin. This is why we can give you back your ability to eat comfortably and get your smile looking like it always has.

Stay Ahead Of The PRoblem

In a perfect world, you will stay free from decay for the rest of your life. If not, know that you can get a tooth filling at either Davenport Dental Group in Laredo, TX. Just call Junction Drive at 956-242-6745 or Winfield at 956-517-2695. You also can contact us online.