ada your teeth are amazing dr cranhamDid you know that your teeth can bite with 200lbs of force? That is an incredible amount of natural force behind each of your teeth. But they can only properly function with such power if you maintain your oral health.

Tooth decay is a leading dental concern that affects most Americans. Tooth decay compromises your oral health and the integrity of your bite. Regular dental checks ups at our Chesapeake, VA dentist office can help keep your teeth healthy and strong.

The problem with tooth decay is that it starts out small, and may even go unnoticed. Tooth decay is progressive and can trigger a domino effect of more oral health problems. When left untreated, decay can spread, causing an infection of the inner tooth pulp. Progressive tooth decay can lead to the need for a root canal or even a tooth extraction. This can put a patient at a higher risk for developing gum disease and bone recession.

Preventing Tooth Decay

While twice daily brushing and flossing are your first defense against tooth decay, bi-annual dental check ups help keep teeth clean, healthy, and strong. Professional dental cleanings can reach where daily brushing and flossing can not. Patients who visit the dentist at least twice a year are less likely to develop tooth decay and subsequent oral health conditions.

Regular dentist office visits can allow for early diagnosis and conservative treatment. Our Chesapeake, VA dentist office offers a range of treatment options for tooth decay for patients of all ages. We offer white cosmetic dental fillings, root canals, and dental crowns for personalized treatment of tooth decay. We also offer full-service dental implant treatment plans for the replacement of missing or extracted teeth.

For children, we offer dental sealants to help prevent tooth decay. With nearly 50% of 1st graders developing tooth decay, it is essential to bring your child to the dentist every six months. Early childhood oral health care can help set your child up for a lifetime of healthy happy smiles.

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To learn more about preventing tooth decay, and how to maintain your natural smile, contact our Chesapeake, VA dentist office to schedule your routine visit or request an appointment online.

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