Have you been experiencing unusual sensitivity in one or more of your teeth recently? Maybe you have noticed a little twinge when you drink your coffee and wondered if it was possible that you might have a cavity? If you have ever been curious how to tell when you might have a cavity, listed below are some causes of cavities, signs that you may have one, and what you can do about it.
Anytime tooth decay causes damage to one of your teeth and that decay remains untreated long enough to form a hole in your damaged tooth, you have a cavity. Cavities often impact either your tooth’s enamel, which is the hard outer protective layer of your teeth, or the inner layer, referred to as dentin, or possibly both.
Cavities can be caused by many different things but they are almost always preventable. Understanding what increases your risk of developing cavities is a good way to avoid them.
While it is possible to have a cavity and not experience any pain, you will eventually notice that something is wrong. There are a few common symptoms, however, that can signal the onset of a cavity.
At McBride Dental, we want to help you and your family do everything possible to have and preserve healthy teeth and gums. By scheduling regular appointments with your California family dentist and practicing the oral care techniques we teach you, your whole family will easily maintain teeth that are healthy, strong, and effective.
The San Marcos offices of Dr. Michael McBride are staffed with reputable, professional San Diego dentists that are ready to address any concerns you may have regarding common dental procedures, as well as preventative, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry. We also provide sedation dentistry treatments as an option for our patients with severe dental anxiety.
It is our job to help you and your family establish healthy dental habits to make sure that your teeth will always be there when you need them and your smile will always look great.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a San Marcos dentist, please give us a call at (760) 471-1003 and speak with a trained member of our dental staff today.