Category: Cavities/Tooth Decay

A Few Important Facts About Tooth Decay

As the most common chronic dental health concern, there are several things about tooth decay that are well-known. For example, most people recognize that tooth decay is the cause of cavities, and that eating a bunch of sugar all the time will almost guarantee that they develop it. However, there are several important things about… Read more »

Fluoride’s Role in Helping to Prevent Cavities

You can find a ton of advice on how to prevent cavities, most of which has at least some kernel of truth to them. However, it all boils down to how you treat your teeth; how well you take care of them, what you expose them to (and how often), and more. If you treat… Read more »

Have a Bad Toothache? It Might Need Root Canal Therapy

A toothache can be obvious, but its cause isn’t always as easily identifiable. It can occur from a problem with your tooth structure, such as damage or decay, or it can result from gum tissues receding and exposing your teeth roots. For many patients at our El Paso, TX, dental office, a toothache that grows… Read more »

The Suprising Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Despite the fact that cavities are so common (they affect more than 90% of adults at least once in their lives), many people are surprised when they learn they have one. If it’s the first cavity you’ve ever had, then you might also be surprised at how effectively and discreetly you can treat it. Traditionally,… Read more »

How Do You Know if You Have Tooth Decay?

It’s no secret that prevention is the best way to protect your smile, but most people experience tooth decay at least once in their lives, despite their best preventive efforts. The good news is that, if decay does develop, then sticking to a regular schedule of preventive dental visits will increase your chances of detecting… Read more »

Why Do You Need Root Canal Treatment?

To some people, tooth decay doesn’t seem that serious. That’s because they may be able to treat it with a minimally invasive tooth filling and never have to worry about it again. However, for many patients, decay is a more serious condition that a tooth-colored filling may not be able to address. When patients at… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Fill a Cavity?

Keeping your smile consistently healthy isn’t complicated when you stick to an excellent hygiene routine and a regular schedule of preventive visits. However, it doesn’t take a lot for tooth decay to develop in a tooth, leading to a cavity that can grow larger the longer it’s left untreated. For many patients in El Paso,… Read more »

Why Root Canal Treatment Isn’t as Bad as You Think

Some things about your dental health are much more complicated than you might realize. For instance, what you think is just a minor toothache could actually be the systematic destruction of your tooth (in the form of tooth decay). However, sometimes, things that seem complex are much simpler and more convenient than they seem. For… Read more »

A Brief Look at Modern Tooth-Colored Fillings

When it comes to treating certain dental health issues, some things never change. For example, treating cavities has always involved removing the infection in a tooth and then replacing the lost tooth structure. However, today, the way in which most treatments are performed are far more advanced and offer many more benefits than ever before…. Read more »

Why Tooth Fillings Are So Effective

Tooth decay (the cause behind cavity development) still affects a majority of people at some point in their lives. However, cavities aren’t as destructive overall as they used to be thanks to advanced, highly biocompatible treatments such as tooth-colored fillings. A tooth filling is designed to stop a cavity from growing worse and strengthen your… Read more »