Most of us have probably had a CAVITY at one point or another. Regular dental check-ups help you stay ahead of the cavity curve.
A Cavity is caused by frequent acid production from the metabolism of dietary carbohydrates.
Many factors are involved in the formation of a cavity. Factors like diet, caries risk level, oral home care habits, saliva production, bacteria load, etc. Talk to your dentist about these factors and how you can achieve improved control.
THE GOOD NEWS, small, incipient-like cavities may be eligible for minimally-invasive treatment such as application of silver diamine fluoride, sealant materials, fluoride varnish, or prescription-based toothpastes.
BOTTOM LINE: you should ask your dentist what kind of cavity you have in your tooth? Whether your cavity is small or large, cavitated or non-cavitated, active or arrested, and what part of the tooth is affected? These questions will help you better understand the nature of your tooth cavity and the reasoning behind what your dentist recommends for treatment?
Most teeth cavities are typically too big too qualify for this type of treatment. But if you catch the cavity early enough, then your tooth cavity may be eligible for this treatment option. As always, talk to your dentist, as he/she will have the best recommendation for you or your child?