There is a good reason that brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist as regularly as possible are recommended healthy habits. These routine activities can help prevent a lot of dental and oral health issues that people face all the time. Even if issues do occur, like the development of dental cavities, it is important that they are taken care of as soon as possible so as to prevent any further complications. Our Tuckahoe general dentist, Stacey P. Blau, DDS can help you and your family keep dental cavities at bay with comprehensive dental care.
Stacey P. Blau, DDS has been serving the Eastchester and Tuckahoe area for over 25 years, providing thorough and gentle dental care. Regular visits are integral for keeping cavities at bay and for treating them once they develop. It is recommended that everyone visit their general dentist for a routine cleaning around every six months. This helps prevent plaque from building up too significantly along your gum line, between your teeth and coating the enamel of your teeth. Plaque builds up every day, accumulating with the foods and beverages we consume. To counter this daily build up, we can brush and floss daily, but this can only do so much. A routine dental cleaning gets rid of more stubborn plaque and cleans those hard to reach areas that a toothbrush just can’t handle. Routine visits with your Tuckahoe general dentist can also help detect cavities as well. Identifying cavities before they become too serious is important. Sometimes, cavities can form with little or no symptoms depending on their location and only become noticeable once the damage is too severe. This may be because it has infected the tooth root, requiring root canal therapy, or has caused severe decay throughout the tooth, requiring complete extraction.
If you do feel any symptoms of a cavity, such as increased oral sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, localized pains or aches, or even chronic headaches, then schedule an appointment with Stacey P. Blau, DDS today. Typically, dental fillings are used to fill the holes left behind by decay to keep it from spreading. For kids and teens who may have a hard time learning proper dental hygiene habits at home, dental sealants can be used to ward off cavities by protecting their teeth. The sooner you schedule an appointment, the sooner our Tuckahoe general dentist can take care of your cavity and leave your mouth healthy again.