Common Causes for Cavities

beauty image of young asian womanMany people associate cavities with children, however you can get cavities at any age. Common causes of dental cavities are a result of tooth decay and can affect both the enamel and the dentin of your tooth. Once a cavity starts, it must be treated to prevent further damage to the tooth. The decay needs to be removed and restored with a dental filling to restore the tooth’s structure and function. Continue reading

Scaling and Root Planing

What Is Scaling And Root Planing?

At the DentistScaling and root planing is the most noninvasive and effective way to treat Periodontal Disease before it becomes severe. Scaling and root planing procedure cleans between the gum and the tooth down to the root surface. This procedure allows for optimal healing of the gum tissues. The dental hygienist will use local anesthetic to numb the gum tissue and roots of the teeth for comfort of the patient and to effectively clean the teeth. Continue reading