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Has your smile seen a downturn since you’ve gotten a cavity? A cavity occurs when your tooth enamel has been damaged to the point that a hole has developed in the inner parts of your tooth known as the root. If left unchecked, cavities can cause infection and tooth loss.

If you have a cavity, there are a variety of factors which could have resulted in a cavity, whether from a lapse in your oral health care habits, physical trauma to a tooth, or simply the ravages of time. However, treating a cavity means you must increase your oral health care maintenance with diligent daily hygiene and routine dental visits.

The first thing you need to do is check your brushing and flossing habits and ensure they are effective and being done properly. Speak with your dentist about proper brushing and flossing techniques. Always be sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once daily.

Another effective method to use against cavities is to schedule bi-annual professional cleanings. Your dentist can ensure your teeth are being cleaned effectively, as well as provide their own professional cleaning to adequately prepare your teeth.

Improve your diet, and remove any harmful substances that could be damaging your teeth, and your smile will thank you. If you are showing signs of cavities, come visit Love Family Dentistry for treatment today.

With the helpful support of Dr. Peggy Lovecchio and Dr. Benjamin Burkitt in Roanoke, Virginia, we can restore your smile to its former glory. To schedule an appointment, call us at 540-904-2300 . We will get you back to smiling once more!