Early Warning Signs of Cavities

Cary Dentist Office Tooth Diagram

The foods in our diets have a direct impact on our oral hygiene. In order to keep our teeth strong and healthy, it is important to maintain a proactive cleaning routine. Unfortunately, there are times when our cleaning habits slip and bacteria in our mouths can begin to damage our teeth. When left untreated, cavities can cause a great deal of pain.

Follow our advice to help detect the early signs of cavities in your teeth:

Cavity Symptoms:

Many times, cavities are undetected until your routine dental exam. Sometimes, these examinations are missed and cavities have the chance to grow. Unless detected by your dentist, these cavities have a chance to deepen eventually leading to pain and discomfort.

Teeth Layers

Our teeth are made of three distinct levels. The first, hardest outer layer is called the enamel. Dentin is known as the middle layer while the center of the tooth is known as the pulp. The pulp contains our sensitive nerves and blood vessels.

When cavities have the chance to develop in our teeth, the longer they exist, the more damage they can cause. The longer that food particles remain in-between your teeth, the more likely that the bacteria in our teeth have the chance to form cavities.

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