How can I tell whether or not I have cavities?

Category: Teeth Cleaning
How can I tell whether or not I have cavities?
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Anonymous 11/25/2015

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Unfortunately, most people wait to go to the dentist until they experience toothache, which is almost always a sign of cavities. Its important to maintain preventative dental health in order to recognize early warning signs. By the time a cavity starts to cause noticeable pain, theres often so much damage done to the tooth that only an extraction or root canal can repair it. Darkened areas of your teeth are the most obvious indicators of cavities, but there are other early warning symptoms you may want to look out for as well, including:
  • White spots on teeth, which indicate mineral loss
  • Chips or cracks on teeth, which indicate the tooth is becoming brittle from decay
  • Pain or sensitivity when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  In order to avoid cavities, practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing immediately after meals, consuming less sugar in your diet, and scheduling a dental checkup every six months. If you need a teeth cleaning or any other dental procedure, contact ZendyHealth to save between 20-80% off list price with quality dental providers.
Tim Silegy, DDS 06/30/2016
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