Most of the time, you won’t spot a dental cavity on your own until it is advanced or causing you pain. In some cases, you may notice a dark spot on your tooth, but this is a gamble. It could be anything. Only your dentist can diagnose a cavity.
The best way to know whether you have a cavity is to visit your dentist in Winter Springs, FL.
Preventive Dentistry Is Your Best Defense
Most dentists recommend preventive dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. This timeline allows your dentist to uncover emerging issues before they progress, including small cavities. We also rely on periodic dental x-rays to look for cavities between teeth and in hard to see locations.
Teeth cleanings in Winter Springs are part of preventive dentistry, and these cleanings help lower your risks for dental cavities by getting rid of plaque, tartar, and the stubborn bacteria your toothbrush and floss leave behind.
Exams, dental cleanings, and an excellent at-home routine go a long way toward lowering your risks for all preventable dental health issues, including tooth decay.
Additionally, skipping your twice-yearly checkup and teeth cleaning increases your risks for root infections—requiring root canal therapy—and even periodontal disease.
Your Oral Health Is Our Top Priority
Leaving cavities untreated or putting off your preventive checkup can cause the cavity to grow and threaten the tooth's integrity. Severe decay may mean a dental crown instead of a tooth-colored filling or even an extraction.
Your preventive checkup also includes an oral cancer screening and lowers your risks for periodontal disease.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup in Winter Springs, FL
Your comprehensive dental exam, which also includes an oral cancer screening, is an essential part of wellness. Reach out to a friendly team member to arrange an appointment today. We also provide dentistry for our neighbors in Slavia and Lake Howell.