Cavities. Formation, Causes and Prevention

By: Smileway Dental

A cavity may appear on your teeth without you noticing it. Cavity is a hole or a depression present on the outer layer of your teeth and may lead pain and sensitivity of your teeth.

 

Cavities may form when bacteria sticks to your teeth and produces acidic byproducts to dissolve the surface of your teeth. When the cavities are not fixed and continue to progress, it will burrow deeper into the tooth which leads to mild or moderate sensitivity when you are taking cold or hot food. If no preventive measures are taken at this stage, the cavity will continue on a path till it reaches the nerves and blood vessels of your teeth which leads to pain and discomfort.

 

Formation of cavities do not occur spontaneously and are caused by bacteria sticking to the tooth for a long period of time. A sweet or protein rich diet may further accelerate the progress of cavity formation. Poor oral hygiene is the leading cause of cavities and caries in teeth which leads to tooth decay. When you start feeling sensitivity or pain in your teeth, it may be a sign that you have a cavity in that particular tooth.

 

To prevent caries formation, the best way is to maintain good oral hygiene such as brushing teeth, using dental floss after every meal and usage of mouthwashes. Dietary restraints such as avoiding sweet food and drinks can also halt the formation of cavities. 

 

At SmilewayDental, we aim to prevent cavity formation and treat them at the early stages to save your natural teeth and maintain your smile and confidence. If you have any questions about your dental conditions, do not hesitate to call and set an appointment for a consultation to help you take better care of your teeth.

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Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
I can say from my own experience as a doctor, they are good. Appointments are kinda hard to get. Do you know why? You get what you want and what you need. Most likely you’ll leave the clinic with a smile on your face.
Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
Doctor is caring!
Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
SmileWay Usj 21 Subang Jaya. Dr & Staff was so gentle and professional. I’m was scare if talk about scaling.. but its not painful at all. Will visit next time for my teeth problem. Chaiyok✨✨
Oswin Chin
Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
Eng Jing Yee
Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
Good service !!
pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
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shaha poran
2022-08-01
Nice environment and good service
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Bee Chin Wong
2022-08-01
Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
Definitely my best dental experience with Dr.Jon Low whose by far is one of the most attentive and gentle dental doctor. His approach to dental care is immaculate and he pays the most attention to the finest detail. I’ve been a regular patient of his for the past 7 yrs alongside my entire family and we are pleased and proud to introduce and recognize him for his expertise. The entire team at Smileway Clinic is friendly and professional and overal the BEST dental clinic in Subang Jaya.

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