Cavities are one of the most common dental difficulties that almost all Canadians face during their lifetimes. This type of tooth decay is caused by the acid from bacteria destroying both the enamel and dentin of our teeth. While regular teeth brushing is an excellent way of preventing the formation of cavities, it is equally as important to treat any cavities as soon as they appear.
Regular checks of your teeth at home, as well as professional check-ups at the dentist will help detect cavities at an early stage. When appropriate treatment is delayed, you are at an increased risk of infection, extended tooth decay and other dental complications. During your oral exam we will determine how prone your teeth are to cavities and will schedule appropriate check-ups to help you maintain your healthy smile.