General Dental Services
At every dental appointment, we check your teeth for cavities. Some may go undetected, which is why our dentists will typically conduct dental X-rays. Since plaque, tartar, and food particles are often difficult to remove with regular brushing and flossing, it is also important to visit your dentist for bi-annual cleaning appointments.
Cavities appear as tiny holes on your teeth that have been damaged by decay. Unfortunately, it is common to see kids with cavities, as they can be forgetful about dental hygiene and tend to enjoy sweet foods, which are acidic. However, adults may be just as predisposed to developing cavities and should take equal care to practice good oral hygiene to prevent them as much as possible.
At Wortley Road Dental, we can treat cavities with:
- Preventative fluoride treatments
- Root canals
- Tooth extractions
It is important to visit the dentist at least twice a year to help keep your teeth healthy. Most of the time, it is difficult to control the development of bacteria in your mouth despite practicing good oral hygiene. Since patients cannot always reach certain areas of their mouths, you and your children may be at risk of developing cavities and gum inflammation. In addition to brushing your teeth right after eating, observing a nutritious, low acidic diet is important and helpful to try to deter cavities.
At each dental checkup, however, we physically check your mouth and teeth for cavities and other suspicious signs to ensure excellent oral health. Next, we perform cleaning and flossing in an effort to reach the areas you may struggle to get to. If needed, we also provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help strengthen and protect your teeth.
To book an appointment with us for regular checkups or fillings, please contact our dental clinic today. We look forward to treating you!