“Cavity” is no word a patient wants to hear when they visit the dentist. This is why our doctors at Southern Cross Dental encourage patients to practice cavity prevention. Cavities are a form of tooth decay that leaves holes in the teeth. Though they can be filled with materials, we’d like you to keep your permanent teeth for as long as possible.
Common causes of cavities include specific food and drinks, frequent snacking, and/or periodontal disease. Foods that cling to your teeth, such as carbohydrates, become trapped between the teeth. If not washed away by proper brushing and flossing, the acids left behind can create holes that may grow larger over time. If left untreated, cavities can lead to eventual tooth loss. When teeth are missing, it becomes more costly to restore the smile.
If you have questions or concerns regarding cavities or tooth decay, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.scdsmile.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, call 719-471-1717.