Tooth decay is a widespread oral health problem, which can lead to more serious oral health problems if left untreated. At Pleasant Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive preventive program to stop cavities before they start and to detect tooth decay early on, when it is easiest to treat. Our dentist in Charleston and compassionate professional staff are committed to helping you and your family enjoy the benefits of healthy, beautiful, cavity-free smiles.
Tooth decay is caused by a sticky biofilm called plaque, which gathers continuously in your mouth, and produces enamel eroding bacteria. Combating the detrimental effects of plaque involves a daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing, as well as periodic professional teeth cleanings. A teeth cleaning allows our dentist in Charleston to remove plaque and tartar from difficult to reach spots, and to guide you on better techniques for your home care routine. Although cavities can occur at any age, due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children’s teeth are especially susceptible. We will teach your child the importance and responsibility of oral hygiene, and offer special preemptive treatments to prevent decay. Dental sealants are protective coatings, painted on the back molars to prevent plaque and food debris from gathering in the crevices, and fluoride is a mineral, applied to the surfaces of teeth to prevent erosion. As part of our preventive program, our dentist will also perform a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure. If we detect a cavity, we provide precise and gentle treatment right away, keeping you informed and at ease throughout the process.
At Pleasant Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, your family’s oral health is our top priority, and with preventive care, we make it easy to maintain healthy smiles throughout your lives. Our dentist in Charleston is committed to preventing the onset and progress of tooth decay, for you and your loved ones. To learn more about cavity prevention, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.