Tooth decay is a problem that is estimated to impact approximately one out of every three adults in the United States. If spotted early by Dr. Kuzmin, there are many effective treatments available that can prevent future problems. Here is some additional information from Torrington Dental Care about the basics of tooth decay and how dental implants can help.
The human mouth is typically full of bacteria that collects on tooth surfaces if not removed. Foods and beverages can increase the amount of plaque that collects and turn your mouth into an acid rich environment. Over time, plaque can become acidic, dissolving the protective enamel surface of your tooth. If left untreated, this will become a cavity.
Dr. Kuzmin sees many patients that have had or are currently experiencing tooth decay. Although the basics of formation are standard, patients often experience a wide range of symptoms. Some patients notice sensitivity to hot or cold substances. Others may notice bad breath, spots on teeth, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, pain, or toothache. Still others can experience headaches, ear aches, discoloration, chalky spots or swelling of the gums. If you notice any of the signs or other symptoms that vary from your normal oral state, it is important to talk to you dentist right away.
Besides their many other benefits, dental implants fill in the empty spaces between teeth that can draw in plaque, bacteria or food particles. Once these spaces are filled, tooth decay is reduced and patients have a cleaner mouth. Additionally, when empty spaces are filled, patients have less shifting of surrounding teeth that would also provide good hiding spaces for dangerous plaque and bacteria.
Tooth decay may be a necessary part of life, but it doesn’t need to ruin your smile for one more day. If you would you like more information about how you can help prevent tooth decay and achieve better dental health, contact the professionals at Torrington Dental Care today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you smile healthfully and confidently again. Dental implants are just one treatment that has helped provide our Torrington, CT patients with many beautiful and healthy smiles. Please feel free to read through the rest of our helpful dental implants website or call one of our knowledgeable staff members for more information. Call us to see Dr. Kuzmin and get started on a healthy smile with dental implants today!