Tooth Decay

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Tooth Decay2018-09-03T14:55:15+00:00

Tooth Decay Prevention for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Surrounding Areas.

Your teeth can become damaged when proper oral care is not followed, and bacteria from food results in a build-up of plaque, gum irritation and eventually tooth decay.  This is also referred to as having cavities.  It’s a chain-reaction process that can be prevented.

Tooth decay results when proper dental hygiene is not followed. If left unchecked, plaque will accumulate on the teeth and begin to remove the enamel protecting each tooth. This leads to tooth decay – destruction of the tooth enamel, dentin, and cementum.

Typically plaque, a yellow film, forms on the teeth as you eat and drink. Proper brushing and flossing can lessen the issues you will have. At your 6 month’s teeth cleaning at our dental office in Chapel Hill, we can clean your visible teeth and below the gum line as well, and observe any issues that may be occuring.

If you are having tooth decay, Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA offers appropriate treatments, including:

  • Tooth fillings
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Same day crowns
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions

Early detection of tooth decay and cavities is essential in avoiding the spread of the tooth decay to adjacent teeth. Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA can observe any tooth decay during routine checkups. We utilize your dental history as well as x-rays to detect any potential problems.

Even though we can treat tooth decay, the occurance signals to us that the oral care you are receiving may need to be improved. Regular brushing your teeth, flossing, and the use of mouthwash are your basic tools to prevent tooth decay. We are here to help you maintain a wonderful, healthy smile and help in prevention, which is preferrable to treatment after problems have occurred.

Best Prevention techniques to prevent tooth decay include:

  • Regular brushing and flossing
  • Routine dental checkups
  • Eating healthy
  • floride treatments and dental sealings

Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA has an excellent record in helping patients avoid tooth decay.  When it does occur, we can help repair it and also coach you on improving your oral care to maintain your healthy smile.

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