Tooth cavities are one of the most common- and preventable- dental problems affecting patients of ALL ages. Preventive dental care and a good oral hygiene routine are the keys to reducing the risk of tooth decay caused by plaque and the resulting tooth cavities.
One of the biggest challenges in dentistry for children is preventing tooth decay. By bringing your children to regular dental visits starting at age 3, we will be able to prevent tooth decay and subsequent dental cavities.
Hires Dental Care offers a variety of dental filling options, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Our office uses composite fillings, which are tooth-colored and can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or more visible areas of the mouth.
Tooth Cavity Symptoms
Your dentist at Hires Dental Care can identify dental cavities before most patients experience symptoms, so it is important to maintain regular dental check-ups. At appropriate intervals, digital dental x-rays can identify problems at a very early stage, which will minimize treatment needs. In advanced stages of tooth decay, you might experience:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
- Visible holes or pits in the teeth
- Soreness around the gums