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Posts Tagged ‘ cavities ’

What a Cavity Filling is Like

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
What a Cavity Filling is Like
This might sound daunting, but getting a cavity filled is a low-risk and easy procedure.

If you’ve got a cavity, there is no need to fear. Cavities are very common, and plenty of people have had one at some point. The solution to getting rid of a cavity is having it filled. This involved replacing any decayed tooth material with a filling material created from composite resin, ionomers, amalgam, ceramics, or even gold. This might sound daunting, but getting a cavity filled is a low-risk and easy procedure. There are a few things you can expect to happen when you need to get your cavity filled. Note any procedures can differ from dentist to dentist. Read on to learn what a cavity filling is like!

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Signs of Potential Cavities

Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Signs of Potential Cavities
When it comes to cavities, you can nip them in the bud before they become problematic.

When it comes to cavities, you can nip them in the bud before they become problematic. In fact, there are some tell-tale signs that your cavity has reached the point where a professional might be the best solution. The reality is, tooth decay will usually form as a result of acids that have eroded due to bacteria that have eroded the enamel. Ultimately, these weakened areas of the tooth tend to be susceptible to erosion and decay if they are not treated immediately. Here are some key signs that you might have a cavity wreaking havoc in your mouth. 

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How to Care for a Cavity

Friday, December 17th, 2021
How to Care for a Cavity
If you’ve noticed a dull ache in your mouth and you’ve started to suspect that you have a cavity, it’s a good idea to care for your teeth.

If you’ve noticed a dull ache in your mouth and you’ve started to suspect that you have a cavity, it’s a good idea to care for your teeth at home until you can get in to see the dentist. Once you’re scheduled to have yourself checked for cavities, caring for your oral hygiene is important. While there’s no at-home care that can eliminate a cavity, it’s important to stay on top of your oral health until you can get a filling. Here are a few tips from Catonsville Dental Care on how to care for a cavity, temporarily, until your next dental check-up with us. For any patients that suspect they may have a cavity, contact us to secure your next appointment as soon as possible.

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Cavities: 5 Things That You Should Know

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Facts About Cavities Catonsville Dental Care

If your cavities are causing pain, you may need more than a filling

It’s the best feeling when you come from a dentist’s office and discover that you have no cavities. However, more often than not, patients find that they need many fillings after visiting a dentist’s office. Dentists spend their entire careers trying to stop dental caries or holes from spreading, but what are they, exactly? How can they harm you? Here are five noteworthy things that you should know about cavities. 

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5 Steps to Prevent Cavities

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Common knowledge tells you to brush and floss to prevent cavities. There are also other tips that can prevent cavities.

Oral health is very important. Nothing is more enjoyable than being able to eat the food you enjoy without worry. Common knowledge tells you to brush and floss to prevent cavities. There are also other tips that can prevent cavities. Keep reading for more tips that can help aid in cavity prevention.

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What is A Cavity?

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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So what exactly are cavities and how do they develop?

I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the world cavity if you’ve been alive on this planet for some time. The word itself carries a negative weight so palpable, we’re sure you remember all the methods to prevent them from grade school. So, with all this emphasis we put on ridding our oral cavities of these suckers, so we actually know what they are? In this week’s blog, we’ll answer that question for you! Read on with us as we explore what exactly a cavity is, how they form, and why they’re so detrimental to your continued dental health.

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What Are “Hidden” Sugars and How Can They Hurt Your Teeth?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

You know this is horrible for your teeth, but so are many other foods and drinks that you think are harmless!

Even though you know how bad sugar is for your teeth, and even though you go to great lengths to avoid it in great quantities, the sad fact is that even passing up candy, ice cream and cake isn’t necessarily enough to ward off cavities and other sugar-related tooth issues. Many foods have “hidden” sugars that will cause cavities and tooth decay just as surely as downing spoonfuls of unadulterated sugars will. Learning what those foods are will help in the never-ending fight against cavities. (more…)

How Can You Best Prevent Cavities?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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The importance of preventing cavities should be stressed from an early age

For as far back as y0u can remember – starting well before your first regular dental checkups – the word “cavity” has been used as an all-purpose dirty word for what you most want to avoid in your teeth. Even now, as an adult, the word carries horrible connotations, and you surely warn your own children about the dreaded “c-word.” (more…)

Preventing Cavities with Sweet Tooth

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Brush after eating sweets

Don’t deny yourself your sweet treat. You can have your cake and eat it too. As long as you brush afterward!

The term “sweet tooth” was coined in the 1300s when people described someone with a liking for delicacies, sweet or not, as having a sweet tooth. Over time the phrase began to refer to people who enjoyed sweets after refined sugar was introduced after explorations in the tropics of Asia. Today the term is used for people who experience cravings for sweets. But what happens when these sweets turn dangerous and give you cavities? Well, we’re in luck. We can help protect you from these cavities so you can have your cake and eat it too! (more…)

How to Prevent Cavities

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Cavity Prevention

To help minimize the damage of cavities, see your dentist regularly!

The word “cavity” actually refers to the hole or structural damage to a tooth that is caused by bacteria. Bacteria attacks the two outer layers of your teeth called the enamel and dentin. These layers help to protect the soft living tissue underneath. This tissue is called the pulp. Is there a way to protect your teeth from getting cavities? Let’s explore the causes, symptoms, and prevention! (more…)