How to spot tooth decay
Tooth decay, being one of the most common conditions in the world, can cause serious problems if it goes unnoticed. There are many indicators you can use to tell if you have tooth decay so that you can notify your dentist.
- Bad dental hygiene
- Other oral conditions
- Eating too many sweets
- Forgetting to brush after eating
- Snacking often
- Drinking too many soft drinks
- Tooth sensitivity
- Pain from changes in temperature
- Soft decaying teeth
- Visible cavities in the tooth
There are several ways to prevent tooth decay. You should avoid drinking soft drinks which have lots of sugar and acids that are bad for your teeth. You should also brush your teeth regularly, avoid snacking too often, and avoid eating sweets.
During your visit, we will conduct a comprehensive exam to make sure we know exactly what is going on with your teeth. Then, we will identify what bad habits, or foods you have been eating that have been causing tooth decay. After that, we will give you guidelines and tips you can follow to ensure you stay smiling and cavity-free.