Cavities are a widespread oral health problem, affecting both children and adults, however, with periodic preventive visits, our Upper Manhattan dentist can help you and your family maintain cavity-free smiles. At Guardian Dental, we utilize the most advanced technology and methods to prevent, diagnose and treat tooth decay. We strive to deliver the most compassionate and gentle care, keeping you most at ease throughout your visit.
The primary cause of tooth decay is plaque, which is a sticky film on the teeth that harbors harmful bacteria that feed on the sugar in your diet. When these bacteria metabolize the sugars, they produce acids that cause cavities. While brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages are important steps you can take to prevent cavities, it essential to visit our Upper Manhattan dentist twice a year for routine care. With comprehensive checkup exams and professional teeth cleanings to complement your home-care routine, we can help you prevent both cavities and gum disease. At your checkup visits, we also provide important guidance on how you can brush and floss more effectively between visits. For our youngest patients, our goal is to impart healthy oral hygiene practices that will last a lifetime. We also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments to pediatric patients, which are proven to help reduce their risk of cavities. For patients of all ages, our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination, with the use of advanced digital radiography as needed. Cavities may not present with any pain or symptoms at first, which is why it’s important to keep up with biannual checkups. Even if you’re diagnosed with a cavity, our dentist can restore the health, appearance and function of the involved tooth. Precisely and gently removing the decay and damaged tooth structure, our dentist will then restore your tooth with a dental filling. Our office utilizes the latest generation of durable, cosmetically pleasing restorative materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile for natural looking results.
At Guardian Dental, our Upper Manhattan dentist focuses on preventive care to halt the onset and progress of tooth decay. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.