Cavities are caused by bacteria in your mouth that builds up between brushing. The acid created from these bacteria creates a hole in your tooth, which we all now know as a cavity.
Cavities can be prevented by following good brushing and flossing habits. Limiting your sugar intake will greatly lower your chances of hearing that you have a cavity at your next visit. One simple way to prevent cavities is to drink more water and chewing sugarless gum. Our staff is very highly trained in helping you create good habits so that you may prevent cavities.
Gingivitis is more or less inflammation of your gums. It is caused by plaque collecting along your gum line and causing swelling and irritation. It is the first stage of periodontal disease and if caught early, can easily be reversed. Making a visit to the dentist every 6 months will keep your gums and smile happy!
We would be more than happy to see your child as early as age 3. We encourage parents to bring their child in for a “fun” visit so that they can become familiar with the dental chair and our staff.