One in four adults in the United States has untreated tooth decay, according to the National Institutes of Health. Over the course of the lifetime, more than 90 percent of people will have a cavity.
Knowing this, you should know what to do about tooth decay. Here are three things you can do, including calling 865-685-9939 to make regular appointments at our Powell, TN dental practice.
1. Preventive Care
The best way to deal with tooth decay is to avoid it entirely. A good, consistent oral hygiene routine can go a long way in that regard. Brush your teeth twice daily. Floss every day. And make professional checkups a regular part of your oral care.
2. Tooth Fillings
When you do have a cavity, it’s best to act as soon as possible to treat it. With our composite fillings, you can repair your tooth and maintain the natural look of your smile.
3. Dental Crowns
Should your cavity grow too large for a filling, you can still rebuild your smile and reduce your risk of a return cavity. A dental crown can have your smile looking good again.