Tag Archives: Tooth Decay

  1. Important Information About Tooth Decay

    Have you been experiencing unusual occurrences with your teeth and are unsure what you are feeling? You may be experiencing dental decay. Tooth decay is one of the most common dental issues that affect oral health. If not treated when detected, it can also lead to issues with your overall health as well. Tooth decay, commonly known as a cavity, is caused when the enamel of the tooth becomes compromised by plaque and lingering food allowing bacteria to make its way through the enamel to the dentin inside of the tooth.

  2. A Root Canal Is No Reason To Panic

    At Baldwinsville Gentle Dentistry, we will do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. When there is no other option, we will suggest a root canal as the last resort to save your teeth. Many times when a patient hears they need a root canal, a certain sense of panic begins to set in. Root canals get a bad reputation. Thanks to movies, television shows, and popular culture, root canals are often depicted as extremely uncomfortable, which leaves patients terrified when this tooth-saving treatment is recommended. While a root canal is a more involved procedure, it really is no more difficult than a dental cleaning or filling.

  3. What You Need To Know About Cavities

    Cavities are a well known dental problem that many people will experience at least once in their lifetime. These little holes in your teeth can form for a number of reasons, including inadequate oral hygiene, poor diet, and missing regular check ups with your dentist. Most people know the basics about cavities, but do you know the science behind how they occur? Does all bacteria cause cavities? Does your body naturally try to defend itself? How does the unfortunate process of tooth decay develop?