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June 14, 2024 • 1min read • Brent Hicken

5 Cavity Basics for Lost Altos, CA Patients

Palo Alto Cosmetic Dentist

The desire to prohibit decay is one of the main reasons individuals visit us at the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry. Today we are going to consider 5 things you need to know about cavities in the Los Altos area.

1. Cavities are also called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged on the hard surface, tiny openings ensue. These little holes are cavities.

2. Factors that contribute to cavities are:

Frequent eating
Consuming sugary beverages
Oral bacteria
Poor dental hygiene

3. Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should call your dentist today to request an appointment.

4. Cavities are more common among pre-teens, but that doesn’t mean adults don’t have to take precautions.

5. Avoiding cavities is uncomplicated. Be sure to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat right, abstain from frequent snacking, and have regular visits with your dentist.

If you are in the market for quality dental care in the Los Altos area, give the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around Palo Alto since 1985.

Contact Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry

(650) 948-5524

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

99 3rd St
Los Altos, California

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