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Quiz: What Cavities Can Do To Our Teeth

Why is it so important that you avoid the formation of cavities? Any time a cavity is allowed to form, your tooth experiences permanent damage. The spread of decay can be stopped, and your tooth can be treated, but there is no way to re-grow healthy enamel to restore the damage that took place. Your Rochester, MN dentist’s office can provide restorative dental care when you come in seeking cavity treatment. Modern restorations provide protection that can preserve the look of your tooth, while delivering reliable support for many years. You can reduce your chances of letting a cavity grow severe by attending regular dental exams, so decay can be identified and treated early.

Questions:

True Or False: Cavities only cause harm to your enamel, as bacteria are not able to damage the deeper layers of a tooth.

True Or False: Your enamel can recover from smaller amounts of decay. However, your tooth will not be able to naturally repair a cavity when one forms.

True Or False: The damage a cavity does is permanent, which is why a restoration must be permanently placed to protect your tooth.

Answers:

False! If nothing is done to treat your cavity, the damage can reach all the way to your pulp, and bacteria can actually travel beyond your tooth by moving through your root.

True! Fluoride can help your enamel repair itself faster from minor decay, which will make it easier to avoid a cavity. If a cavity does form, then your dentist will need to address it by providing the appropriate restorative dental treatment. Reaching out for care as soon as possible will limit the amount of harm you ultimately experience.

True! Dental fillings and dental crowns are permanent fixtures for your tooth after cavity treatment. Fortunately, both can be constructed to match the look of your tooth enamel, so you will not need to worry about how your smile might be impacted.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Help You When You Have Cavity Troubles

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, you can rely on expert care when you need to do something about tooth decay. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all other nearby communities.

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Dedicated Team

Our team members are proud of the work they’ve done to help community members feel great about their smiles and oral health! With our experience and commitment to positive patient interactions, we can make services feel more comfortable and help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Cosmetic Dentistry

What stands between you and your best smile? We provide cosmetic services that take on the problems that often hurt how people feel about the way they look. A complimentary consultation can help you understand how our care can benefit you!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

Comfortable Care

Whether you schedule a routine evaluation or treatment for an active oral health matter, you should feel supported in the dentist’s chair. With experience, technology, and a dependable team, Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can help you enjoy your experience with oral health care!

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