Cavities are holes that develop in the teeth when bacteria and acid attack. Typically, cavities form when you have poor oral hygiene, you forget to visit Dr. Stephen Henry twice a year, or you eat many carbohydrates, like candy, cake, soda, bread, and cereal.
Many people think children are the only ones who can get cavities, but that’s not true. Everyone can have a cavity if they are not cautious. Seniors can also fall victim to tooth decay because cavities develop around older fillings. Also, some seniors didn’t take good care of their smiles while they were younger, so their teeth are more susceptible to decay.
Fortunately, tooth decay can be treated in a variety of ways. Your dentist can use dental filling if the cavity is treated early enough. If the cavity isn’t treatable with a filling, they can restore the tooth with a dental crown. If this is not a viable treatment option, he can remove infection using root canal therapy.
For more information about cavities in Foster City, California, please call our office today at
650-341-5656 and talk to a member of our dental team. If you have a cavity on one or more of your teeth, please schedule an appointment today. We are happy to help you restore your oral health!