Cavity Prevention in Southern Pines
Here are a couple of statistics that you might find alarming:
Dental decay is the number one chronic childhood disease.
Over 20% of adults aged 20 to 64 have tooth decay that’s untreated.
Tooth decay is bad news. It can cause pain, a decline of oral health, and lost school and work time. The good news is that dental decay is preventable. In Southern Pines NC, Dr. Amy Moubry utilizes proven cavity fighters to keep smiles of all ages healthy and strong.
What causes cavities?
Cavities are caused by acids eating away at tooth enamel and dentin and forming a hole. These acids are a by-product of plaque, a naturally-occurring substance on teeth. If plaque isn’t removed, it can harden, produce cavity-causing acids, and wreak havoc with smiles. Diligent brushing and flossing, combined with regular dental cleanings, can keep cavities at bay.
Even the most effective brushers sometimes get a cavity. And kids are most at risk because of their developing brushing skills.
How can I ward off cavities?
Southern Pines dentist Dr. Moubry applies fluoride and sealants to teeth to protect them against decay.
- Fluoride: Applying this safe, effective substance directly to teeth helps remineralize tooth enamel, which makes it stronger. Fluoride attracts other minerals to essentially create a barrier against decay.
- Dental Sealants: Sealants coat teeth to smooth bumpy molars, making them easier to clean and defending teeth from bacteria that cause cavities.
Fluoride and sealants are quick and easy to apply. The process is comfortable, too. Kids and adults can benefit from these effective and economical treatments.
Contact Moubry Family Dentistry in Southern Pines NC to make an appointment. Protecting your smile has never been so easy!