(03) 5332 3043
info@bakeryhilldental.com.au

29 Victoria Street, Ballarat

East VIC 3350 Australia

TOOTH DECAY (DENTAL CARIES)

Our BHD Dentist will get rid of your Tooth Decay
Visual oral exams can give a cavity miss, which is why our dentists at Bakery Hill Dental use state-of-the-art electronic caries detection tools to quickly and accurately assess the healthiness of your teeth and gums.

What are Dental Caries?

Dental caries (tooth decay) is a disease caused by acids deposited on the enamel surface of teeth that currently affects 60-90% of children and the vast majority of adults. At its origin, caries appears as a small patch of softened (demineralised) enamel on the tooth surface. Caries can also affect the roots of teeth exposed by gum recession, but this is more common in older adults than in children.

Prevention Techniques for Cavities

  1. ortunately, there are a variety of  treatment that can help prevent the occurrence and spread of caries further:
  2. Use of fluorides found in toothpaste and some water sources.
  3. Reducing frequent consumption of sugars.
  4. Applying pit and fissure sealants through our dentists.

 

More advanced measures are necessary if the caries has progressed past the dentine layer of your tooth. If you experience any pain or witness a visual spread in your cavities,it is best to consult one of our general dentists about the most effective treatment plan for you.

To schedule an appointment with one of our midtown Ballarat dentists, please mail us on info@bakeryhilldental.com.au or call (03) 5332 3043 Bakery Hill Dental.Our staff would be pleased to assist you.

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