Catonsville Dental Care

What You Need To Know About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria build up in the mouth, creating acids that slowly eat away at the teeth. Tooth decay usually does not cause symptoms until you have a cavity or an infected tooth. If not properly treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, cavities, and the eventual loss of the affected tooth.

Preventing Tooth Decay

  1. Good Oral Hygiene: Regular brushing and flossing is the first step in preventing tooth decay.
  2. Eating Right: Do your best to avoid foods with high sugar content.
  3. Regular Dental Checkups: Dr. Leikin and Dr. Baylin of Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville offer high quality, comprehensive dental care, including regular dental visits, preventative treatments, fillings, aesthetic restorations, and much more!

Treating Tooth Decay

The appropriate treatment for tooth decay depends on the severity of the decay.

If you have any questions about Tooth Decay or Oral Health, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit

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Tooth Decay