Though cavities typically develop on the back teeth (molars), they can also form on the front teeth (incisors). Cavities that develop on the front teeth often occur due to trauma, lack of appropriate oral care, or minor dental fractures. When we consume sugary foods and drinks, our natural oral bacteria snacks on that sugar too. However, cavities thrive on sugar and convert the sugar into acid; the acid then nibbles on your healthy teeth, creating tiny holes called cavities or tooth decay.
If not treated appropriately, cavities can spread to neighboring teeth or lead to more serious health issues such as tooth loss and periodontal disease. Regardless of where your cavities may reside, our team at Humble Dentistry is equipped to treat your cavities and restore your beautiful smile back to its former glory.
Cavities can affect your dental health and your appearance, but Dr. Appel and our team at Humble Dentistry can help. We provide tooth-colored fillings available in natural and white shades to match your smile as closely as possible. Our high-quality dental fillings can help repair the damage caused by cavities as well as assist in cavity prevention. As far as other preventive measures are concerned, we highly recommend doing the following to remove plaque and hinder cavities from forming:
- Floss your teeth daily
- Brush your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste
- Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash
- Get professional teeth cleanings twice per year
For dental fillings or teeth cleanings in Humble, TX, please call us at (281) 446-2361 to schedule an appointment. Not only do we provide dental care to the Humble community, but we also serve Atascocita, Kingwood, Porter, Houston, and the surrounding areas.