Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics Winston-Salem

At Winston-Salem Dental Group, we see more cavities in our patients than we would like to. Cavities are far too common in the United States, and there is a tendency to consider them inevitable.

Cavities happen when certain types of bacteria produce acids in the mouth. These acids destroy the enamel of a tooth, as well as its underlying dentin. Holes in the enamel are cavities.

If you’ve got a toothache or new sensitivity in your teeth, or if it hurts when you chew, then you may have a cavity. Call our office so we can get it filled.

Prevent Cavities

To keep your teeth from developing new cavities, we recommend the following three things:

  • Strengthen your teeth’s defenses with fluoride. Most municipal water supplies contain fluoride. Also, make sure it’s in your toothpaste. Not all toothpastes have it.
  • Get dental sealants. We can paint sealants onto your teeth – the back teeth in particular. Sealants act as an added layer of protection for your teeth. You’ll still need to brush!
  • Have regular checkups. Seeing us for a cleaning and checkup every six months means we’ll find any new decay early, and treat it.

At Winston-Salem Dental Group, we want all our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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The Cure, Not the Cause: Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words make a lot of people uneasy, because they’re associated with pain. But at Winston-Salem Dental Group, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.

A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected or badly damaged. Formally known as endodontic treatment, root canals involve cleaning the inside of the tooth by removing bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. When that’s finished, the tooth is sealed and a crown is placed over it.

Root canals are done on teeth that are very sick, and if they aren’t performed, the tooth will probably die. Even more ominous are the blood-borne infections that spread through the body because of the infected tooth.

The tip-off that something is going on with one of your teeth may be as ordinary as a toothache. But that ache is telling you something, so if you have a toothache don’t ignore it. Schedule an appointment with us right away. Remember, root canals are nothing to fear.

In addition to root canals, Winston-Salem Dental Group provides general and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 


Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

full mouth reconstruction Winston-Salem

Do you have acute tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post is for Winston-Salem area residents whose mouths are in a world of hurt. The dentists at Winston-Salem Dental Group can help.

First off, we feel for you. We know how severe dental problems influence you every day of your life.

Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

In some cases oral surgery may be required. There are several conditions that may require oral surgery, such as impacted wisdom teeth. No one likes the idea of having any type of surgery, oral or otherwise. But there are times when it is unavoidable. Winston-Salem Dental Group is where you want to turn to.

At Winston Salem Dental Group, we are here to help. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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