Your teeth are a critical aspect of your overall health. Keeping your smile bright and healthy requires regular exams, professional cleanings, and treating cavities or other issues as early as possible.
What causes cavities?
Cavities develop due to bacteria being lodged on the surface of your teeth or below the gum line. These decayed areas can develop in people of any age, from children to the elderly. At Complete Dentistry in Trophy Club, our dentists can treat the entire family, professionally correcting minor, or more serious and painful areas of tooth decay. Cavities develop due to acids in the mouth eroding the enamel on the tooth surface, allowing bacteria to enter the softer inner structure. Cavities that are left untreated can become very painful and troublesome, leading to a toothache, an infection, with swelling and pain. It is advised to ensure you have a full dental exam every six months to protect your teeth and ensure any areas of decay are treated rapidly – before the condition worsens.