Tooth decay is a widespread oral health problem, but with preventive care from our highly skilled Linndale dentist, you can enjoy a smile that is cavity-free. At the office of Biddulph Family Dental, DDS, we recommend our patients visit us for periodic examinations and teeth cleanings. Keeping up with preventive visits is an important step in stopping the onset and progress of cavities and maintaining a healthy smile.
Cavities are small holes in your teeth, which form as your tooth enamel begins to erode. The primary cause of cavities is a sticky film called plaque, which continuously gathers in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria. Brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugar help combat the detrimental effects of plaque, however, periodic professional teeth cleanings are also needed to remove plaque from spots that are difficult to reach. As part of your teeth cleaning, our Linndale dentist will also guide you on how to improve your oral hygiene practices at home. Children are especially prone to developing cavities, due to their lifestyle and dietary habits. To reduce the risk of cavities in children, we offer dental sealants, which stop plaque and food debris from gathering in the crevices of the molars. We can also strengthen your child’s teeth with fluoride treatments, which prevent the erosion of tooth enamel. To diagnose a cavity, our dentist will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums and their supporting structures. An accurate diagnosis from the outset allows us to deliver the most straightforward and effective course of treatment. We provide precise and gentle care to treat your cavity, keeping you informed and at ease throughout the process.
At the office of Biddulph Family Dental, we deliver the most advanced preventive care to stop cavities before they start. Our Linndale dentist and professional staff make it easy to schedule checkups for the whole family at our convenient, state-of-the-art location. To learn more about preventing tooth decay, or to schedule a checkup, call today.