Taking care of your dental health is absolutely essential, especially since there are plenty of different things can affect the overall well-being of your teeth and your gums and since many of these issues are fairly common and easy to develop if you don’t maintain good oral hygiene. On a daily basis, you should generally be brushing between meals, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and doing a number of other things in order to help improve and maintain your overall oral health and hygiene. These things can do a lot when it comes to preventing cavities, but in order to fully prevent cavities and to make sure that they are given the proper treatment, it is essential that you see your dentist for routine preventative care and that you make an emergency appointment in the event that you develop a cavity. Here at our Staten Island dental office, our resident dentist Ralph Tarantino, D.M.D. can easily provide you with the comprehensive treatment that you need.
Cavities are one of the more common dental problems that people may experience during the course of their lifetime. Cavities used to be far more widespread and used to do a lot more damage in more people in the past, but because of the advances in dentistry that we as a civilization have experienced over the past years or so more and more people are experiencing cavities less and less. There are plenty of things you can do in your daily life in order to help prevent the development of cavities, such as maintaining a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, avoiding things that can increase your risk of developing tooth decay, as well as seeing your dentist for routine care. Even if you take good care of your teeth and your gums on your own, there are still times where you might not notice the early signs of cavities or tooth decay. This can be especially true if you are developing a cavity between teeth or if you have an issue below the gum line. Regardless, seeing a dentist like Ralph Tarantino, D.M.D. can help you here at our Staten Island dental office when it comes to preventing cavities because professional dental cleanings can play a huge role in getting rid of excess plaque in bacteria. But in the event that you do have a cavity, whether you notice a sentence on your own or it is identified during the course of an exam, Dr. Tarantino can easily provide you with the treatment that you need. When it comes to treating cavities, early detection and early treatment is key, especially since decay can easily spread throughout the tooth or even to adjacent teeth.
Cavities are generally treated with the use of dental fillings, especially if the cavities caught early on and in the event that your tooth can be salvaged. The sooner you have cavities treated the more likely you will be able to stop tooth decay in its tracks and prevent it from spreading and causing even more dental damage. If you happen to have a cavity or if you believe that you may have a cavity, or even if you are simply overdue for preventative dental care, and please call us here at our Staten Island dental office and book an appointment with Ralph Tarantino, D.M.D. today.