One of the most common dental conditions is tooth decay. Tooth decay and cavities caused by decay easily damage the teeth and gums. But when decay is caught and treated early on, patients can save their teeth and prevent complex or costly future treatments.
At Corbin Dental, our goal is to improve the form and function of our patient’s smiles. Dr. Bruce Corbin and Dr. Richard Corbin can provide preventative dental cleanings and examinations in their office. Our dentists can also offer treatment for patients who have tooth decay, cavities, and toothaches.
What Are Cavities?
Cavities are formed by bacteria which create plaque. Plaque is formed when the bacteria in the mouth mix with leftover food particles. The bacteria in the plaque feed on the particles and produce acids that eat away the tooth enamel. Acids can irritate the teeth and gums and even enter the chamber inside of each tooth. People with severe tooth decay may require a tooth extraction or root canal if the infection reaches the inside of the tooth.
We help patients determine if they have one or more cavities by taking x-rays and images of the teeth. Our team also examines the teeth and gums for cavities or other developing problems. Visiting our office is the best way to determine if you have tooth decay. The most common signs of decay include bad breath, tooth sensitivity, or visible holes in the teeth.
How Can I Prevent Cavities?
To keep dental infection at bay, follow these oral health tips:
- Visit our office at least twice a year for an exam and cleaning
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day or after every meal
- Floss between teeth at least once a day to remove food and plaque
- Consume sugary foods and drinks in moderation
Addressing cavities prevents weakened teeth, further tooth damage, and even tooth loss. Contact our office for care today.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Have you noticed the signs of tooth decay? Do you suffer from tooth pain? Contact Corbin Dental’s Oyster Bay dental office by calling (516) 200-1706. You may also request a consultation with our dental team on our website.