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Reasons Why You Are Suddenly Developing Cavities
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If you brush your teeth regularly and floss as required, you may still be surprised that you are getting cavities. When it comes to maintaining oral care, you might think that you are getting everything right. However, despite the fact that you do your daily oral care routine correctly, you could still develop cavities. If you go in for your next dental checkup and the dentist reveals that you have cavities developing, there may be several reasons why this is happening.

First, you may be experiencing more stress than normal, or you could have gum recession that has been occurring. Stress affects your whole body in different ways, including your immune system. When this happens, you may suffer oral disease which can contribute to cavities. Again, when stressed, you may start eating absent-mindedly, for instance, you may consume more carbs and sugar, which can result in cavity formation.

Further, gum recession tends to expose the roots. As such, you are more susceptible to decay. Other reasons you might be having cavities despite brushing and flossing could include sudden dietary changes such as consuming more sweets or starchy and acidic foods.

People who have begun a new exercise routine may find their mouths getting dry because of excessive sweating or breathing through the mouth. Dry mouth can also contribute to cavities. Visiting our dental office regularly will ensure any oral concerns are detected and taken care of in advance. Contact us today if you are noticing any changes in your oral health or if you have tooth sensitivity.

What are the Common Symptoms of Cavities?
People with cavities will show symptoms like increased sensitivity to cold or hot drinks and foods. There may also be visible changes to the structure of the teeth, including staining and holes. If you are having pain when chewing or biting down on things, it could indicate cavity formation. Cavities are more common in children and older adults, but they can affect anyone. Keeping up with your oral hygiene regimen and visiting the dentist frequently can greatly help prevent cavities. Our dentist may suggest that you have sealants applied if you are prone to cavities. Visit us to have our dentist inspect your mouth for oral issues like gum disease, enamel erosion, and cavities.

Can Older Restorations Put You At Risk of Having Cavities?
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While dental restorations like crowns, veneers, or inlays and onlays may not necessarily result in cavities, if you neglect your dental care, it is likely that you will have cavities form around those restorations. When cavities develop around fillings and crowns, they cause these restorations not to fit properly. As such, bacteria progress beneath the resin, porcelain, or metal, hence causing more damage. In some instances, poor fit of the restorations can make them rub against the tooth, further damaging your tooth enamel. Routine checkups at our dental office are important since they help catch any problems starting to develop on teeth or dental restorations.

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