Helping Your Family Prevent Dental Cavities

Food particles left on your teeth, oral bacteria that feed on carbohydrates left in your mouth, and saliva form a sticky substance that clings to your teeth. This is called “dental plaque.” As the bacteria feed on the carbohydrates, they produce acids that erode dental enamel. The erosion creates holes in the enamel called “cavities.” The process of erosion (decay) is called “caries.” Because caries is an active disease, it progresses until it is treated. Your dentist stops a cavity from growing by cleaning out the bacteria and damaged enamel inside and then packing the hole with a dental filling.

What You Can Do to Prevent Dental Cavities

You have control over your and your children’s diet, daily oral hygiene habits, and dental appoint scheduling for cleanings, checkups, and recommended treatments. Our dentists—Dr. Nilash Patel and Dr. Nitash Patel, and our registered dental hygienists want to help you protect your teeth and minimize the dentistry you need. Serenity Dental of Florida welcomes new patients! If you and your family are seeking quality preventive dentistry and you would like to stop getting cavities, give us a call today.