Good oral care helps keep tooth decay at bay
Tooth decay is the most common oral health problem and can progress to cause more serious complications if left untreated. The good news is that with early detection and intervention, Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA provides a preemptive approach to stopping tooth decay. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and methods to keep your teeth cavity-free from the start, and to diagnose tooth decay from its outset, when it is easiest to treat.
Cavities are small holes in your teeth, which are produced by the bacteria found in plaque. Plaque is a sticky film, which harbors harmful bacteria that feed on sugar. The bacteria in plaque produce acids, which eat away at your tooth’s hard outer surface. Preventing cavities involves removing plaque before it can build up and do damage to your teeth.
Daily brushing and flossing are important steps to keeping your mouth clean and free of plaque, however, plaque can also gather in spots that only a dental healthcare professional can reach. A professional teeth cleaning is vital for a complete and effective oral hygiene routine, and for maintaining a cavity-free smile. Due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially prone to cavities. With dental sealants, fluoride treatment and complete checkups, we help protect your child’s teeth against the dangers of tooth decay.
A preventive visit includes a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure. If we detect any conditions that may be harmful to your oral health, our skilled team will provide gentle and effective care. To treat your cavity, we offer the most cosmetically pleasing and durable tooth-colored fillings made of the highest quality composite resin materials. These tooth-colored fillings blend seamlessly with your smile to restore the health, appearance and function of your tooth.
A trusted partner in care
At Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA, we are committed to helping you and every member of your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Our team of professionals provide the highest quality care to detect, prevent and treat tooth decay. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.
By Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA
July 10, 2019