Tooth decay is the most common oral health problem; studies show that 92% of adults age 20-64 have cavities in their permanent teeth and 42% of children ages 2-11 have cavities in their primary teeth. At Moser Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our Buda dentist utilizes state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat tooth decay. We recommend periodic preventive teeth cleanings and checkups to keep your and your child’s smiles healthy, beautiful and cavity-free.
Preventing cavities and other adverse oral health conditions begins at home, with a daily routine of brushing and flossing as well as limiting your intake of sugar. These steps help protect your teeth against the detrimental effects of plaque bacteria, which eat away at tooth enamel and cause small holes to form in your teeth. Plaque can hide out in difficult to reach crevices, where it can only be removed with a professional teeth cleaning. Our Buda dentist thoroughly cleans any plaque, tartar or debris you may have missed while brushing, and will guide you on better practices for maintaining an optimal daily oral hygiene routine. Although cavities can occur at any age, due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially susceptible. To help protect your child’s teeth, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants are protective coatings, applied to the biting surfaces of the permanent molars to seal out plaque and fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent the erosion of enamel. As part of a program of preventive care for patients of all ages, we also perform a comprehensive examination to diagnose cavities from the outset, when they are easiest to treat. With precise and gentle care, our dentist treats cavities by removing the decayed matter, then restoring the tooth with a dental filling. We use the latest generation of durable, cosmetically pleasing tooth-colored materials for dental fillings that blend seamlessly with your smile.
At Moser Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide advanced preventive care to stop cavities before they start. Our Buda dentist and professional staff are committed to stopping the onset and progress of tooth decay. To learn more about preventing cavities, call today.