Taking care of your teeth is incredibly important. Brushing, flossing, and using an anti-bacterial mouth rinse are all important practices that help to take care of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, while these habits are great for maintaining a healthy oral environment, these actions alone will not stop all conditions from developing. Cavities are among the most common dental issues that people experience, and cavity fillings are among the most common dental procedures performed. If you are due for a checkup or feel you may be developing a cavity, the visit Michael B. Schwarz, DMD for an exam and cavity filling here in North Bergen.
It is recommended that all patients schedule dental checkups once a year and have their teeth professionally cleaned about every six months. These routine examinations and regular cleanings can help identify issues before they become more advanced and can significantly help
prevent the development of issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Cavities occur when tooth decay has become more advanced. Plaque builds up on your tooth enamel and along your gumline as you eat and drink throughout the day. While brushing and flossing can help get rid of a good amount of this plaque, professional dental cleanings are still recommended so that more stubborn plaque and buildup in hard to reach areas are cleaned properly. Any remaining plaque in your mouth interacts with carbohydrates in the foods that you eat. This interaction stimulates an acidic reaction, which is what creates tooth decay. Bacteria begins to thrive and as the decay advances, cavities or holes in the teeth can occur as this acid eats away at the tooth enamel. Michael B. Schwarz, DMD is here at our dental offices in North Bergen when it comes to preventing cavities and to provide cavity fillings for ones that have already developed.
If Michael B. Schwarz, DMD detects a cavity, he will thoroughly clean the area, getting rid of any and all decay, and will then fill in the cavity to prevent further damage and to prevent the spread of bacteria. Cavities help preserve your natural teeth, so if you experience any symptoms or signs of cavities, make sure to schedule an appointment with Michael B. Schwarz, DMD here in North Bergen today.