Restore Your Smile at Enso Dental
Cavities are easy to treat if they are recognised early.
Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases to impact children and adults. Fortunately, small cavities require relatively minor treatment to repair – as long as you catch them early.
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Cavities can develop due to several different factors, including diet and oral hygiene. A diet that is rich in carbohydrates, acids or sugars can increase plaque levels, which in turn impact the strength of tooth enamel. Likewise, failing to thoroughly remove the plaque each day through brushing and flossing can lead to the plaque biofilm etching it’s way through your enamel’s surface – causing a cavity.
Treating Your Cavity
After numbing your tooth, our dentists will remove the area of decay and then fill the tooth with a composite (“white filling”) material that is shaped to the natural contour of your bite. Once the material is hardened in place, your tooth can continue functioning normally without the added risk of fracture.
We recommend a check-up every 6 months for most of our patients. During these visits, we will assess your oral health and screen for conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
Remember, early intervention is key! If you’re due for a check-up and clean, call our clinic today.