Cavities

Halloween is right around the corner, so that means more candy in your future. Minimizing your sugar intake can help patients maintain proper oral health. If you do consume sugar, make sure you properly clean your teeth after consumption to avoid developing cavities. Cavities are one of the most common dental problems. Family and general dentist Dr. Quynh-Chi Nguyen offers patient-focused, comprehensive dental care to each of her patients. At Paradise Smiles of Chantilly,  Dr. Nguyen provides a wide range of treatment options for patients with cavities.

Cavities

When sugar and starches mix with the bacteria in your mouth, it creates an acid that wears down your tooth enamel. Factors like smoking and dry mouth may also contribute to the development of cavities in the mouth. The best way to prevent cavities is practicing excellent oral hygiene and scheduling preventive care visits to Paradise Smiles of Chantilly. During preventive care visits, Dr. Nguyen will perform a comprehensive exam to determine the overall health of your smile. Depending on what the state of your oral health is, Dr. Nguyen will develop a treatment plan to help restore health and function back to your smile.

Possible Signs of Cavities:

  • White spots on teeth
  • Dark or dull teeth
  • Tooth pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Visible holes in teeth

Cavity Treatment

Dr. Nguyen offers a range of dental treatments for patients with cavities. Depending on any other findings she may discover during your comprehensive exam, Dr. Nguyen may offer:

  • Composite dental fillings
  • Porcelain dental fillings
  • Root canal

Visiting Dr. Nguyen may offer a professional dental cleaning, sealants, or fluoride rinse to help prevent cavities. Patients should practice at home preventive care to minimize their chance of developing another cavity.

Visit Paradise Smiles of Chantilly in Chantilly, VA

Scheduling twice a year preventive care visits to Paradise Smiles of Chantilly can help keep your oral health on track. If you haven’t scheduled a preventive care visit, contact our Chantilly, VA Dental office.