We heard the word “cavities” a lot growing up. We were told not to eat a lot of sweets or we'll end up getting cavities. But did you know that kids aren’t the only ones susceptible to cavities?
Cavities are more common in children, teenagers and older adults, but if you have teeth you can get cavities. Many people have cavities, and it’s the most common health problem in the world.
This global dental concern is also known as tooth decay and caries. Cavities are permanent damage to the teeth where tiny holes penetrate through layers of the tooth.
When you have leftover food in your mouth, bacteria forms on your teeth and that causes damage to the protective layer of your tooth called the tooth enamel. Sugary and acidic food and drinks are huge contributors to bacteria build up. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria will continue to form in your mouth and cause tooth decay.
Remember the tiny holes we mentioned earlier? When ignored and left untreated they become larger and penetrate deeper into the layers of the tooth. This eventually leads to severe toothache, infection and tooth loss.
Make sure to book regular dentist appointments. During checkup and cleaning appointments at Dental Image Therapy Centres, our patients get tips and information about products to use at home that best suit their teeth; any dental treatment plans are made for that patient and are cavity-free through dental education and treatments that are customized depending on their current needs. Our dental clinics are located at St. Vital Centre and Garden City Shopping Centre.
Now, let’s run through what you can do to prevent cavities:
If you think you have a cavity, book an appointment at either of our dental clinics to make sure. It’s better to get your teeth checked and a treatment plan made before it becomes a bigger issue.
Maybe it's time for your and your family's regular checkup and cleaning, you have a toothache or you need to get your treatment plan going - whatever the reason, we're here to help you get your confident smile. Whether you're a new patient or a returning friend, we can't wait to see you at your next appointment at either of our Winnipeg clinics!Book Now