Even with the very best dental care and at-home teeth cleaning regimen, some patients still get dental decay. Dental decay, otherwise known as a dental cavity, has several different causes and may or may not have symptoms for the patient. At our dental practice our dentist in New Iberia
is able to treat dental decay as well as offer preventive care.
At our dental practice, Adrian M Simm, D.D.S., our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Adrian Michael Simm. When a patient does come to our dentist with tooth decay, our cosmetic dentist is able to provide tooth-colored fillings so that the fillings will not be able to be seen on the teeth. This is especially helpful on teeth that are at the front of the mouth, and show when you
Dentist in New Iberia
speak or smile. Dental decay is caused when acid which naturally forms in your mouth eats through you are existing tooth enamel. The acid is formed when you eat sweets or carbohydrates and they combine with the bacteria and saliva in your mouth. This tooth acid is contained in the plaque which is extremely sticky and adheres to your teeth. A good way to prevent dental cavities is to make sure that you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly on a daily basis. If possible, you should brush after every meal to make sure that all harmful substances are removed from your teeth. Having periodic teeth cleanings at our dental practice is also a good way to prevent cavities. During a dental cleaning, excess plaque and bacteria is removed that has been missed during tooth brushing. Our dentist in New Iberia
is also able to offer fluoride treatments that will help strengthen tooth enamel. These treatments can be used by both children and adults.
Children at our practice are able to receive dental sealants to protect the flat chewing surfaces of their back molars. Children’s teeth are particularly prone to tooth decay because their teeth have many grooves and pits in them, where plaque and bacteria can hide from tooth brushes. Sometimes when a patient has a dental cavity, they will feel pain when they eat something sweet. Other times a cavity can actually be seen as a small mark on the tooth. For an appointment to meet with our dentist in New Iberia
for tooth decay treatment and prevention, contact us today.
Adrian M Simm, D.D.S.
1616 Veterans Memorial Dr., Suite B
Erath, Louisiana 70533
By Adrian M. Simm, D.D.S.
September 22, 2016