According to statistics, more than 90% of adults ages 20-64 have had a cavity in their lifetime. And, tooth decay doesn’t just affect grownups. Cavities also affect the youngest members of the population; with 78% of children having had a cavity by the time they’re 17 years of age. While the percentages are alarmingly high, tooth decay is actually a preventable condition. With routine checkups and care, your Modesto dentist can help reduce your risk of dental disease. At Smiles for Miles we utilize the most advanced technology and methods of care to help patients of all ages enjoy optimal oral health.
Tooth decay is caused by plaque, which is a sticky biofilm that gathers continuously on your teeth. Within dental plaque live colonies of bacteria, some of which are responsible for cavities and gum disease. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugar, are important steps for preventing any buildup of plaque and protecting your teeth from cavities, it’s also important to see your Modesto dentist for routine care. Plaque can gather in difficult to reach areas between the teeth and gums that can only be reached with a professional teeth cleaning. As part of our comprehensive program of preventive care, we thoroughly remove any residual plaque and tartar, and offer guidance as to how you can improve your daily oral hygiene at home. As an added level of protection against tooth decay, we offer pediatric patients periodic fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. For patients of all ages, our Modesto dentist performs a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed. In this way, we can monitor the ongoing oral health of our patients. If a cavity is detected, our dentist will gently and precisely remove the decay, then restore the tooth with a dental filling. At Smiles for Miles, we utilize the latest generation of tooth colored restorative materials, for the most natural looking and seamless results of care.
With periodic checkups, our Modesto dentist can prevent cavities and help you family maintain excellent oral health. At Smiles for Miles we offer leading-edge solutions to make dental care easy and stress-free. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.