Next to periodontal disease, tooth decay is one of the most common oral health concerns among patients of all ages. When tooth decay is left untreated, patients are more likely to experience infection, tooth pain, and even tooth loss. Tooth decay occurs when plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth. As the bacteria in plaque and tartar multiply, the tooth enamel begins to break down. If tooth decay is not addressed, patients may need to undergo intensive treatment to restore health to your existing teeth.
Dr. Joyce Kim offers a full range of preventive dental care services in our Williamsport dental office. Dr. Kim can evaluate your teeth and make personalized recommendations to improve the health and quality of your smile.
One of the leading methods to prevent tooth decay is preventive dental care. Preventive dental care is practiced at home and in our Williamsport ental office. Dr. Kim often recommends that patients visit our dental office at least twice a year for a routine dental exam. During your routine dental exam, Dr. Kim will examine the teeth, gums, and mouth to check for any signs of underlying dental concerns If necessary, patients may also receive X-rays.
To help keep your teeth protected against cavities, consider following these key tips:
- Brushing the teeth at least twice a day
- Flossing at least once a day
- Eating a well-balanced diet
- Schedule biannual routine dental exams
Our team works closely with our patients to help reduce their risk of developing cavities. Dr. Kim can work with you to develop an oral hygiene routine that works for you.
Treatment For Cavities
Treatment for cavities will depend on the severity of damage to the teeth and your overall oral health. Dr. Kim will perform a full comprehensive exam before recommending the appropriate treatment solution for your needs. Your dentist may suggest a dental filling to restore a decayed tooth.