Welcome to

Restorative Dentistry

Let's be honest, who really likes to have dental treatment?  You guessed it, NOBODY!

So before we talk about how we treat dental decay or cavities, we should talk about how to increases the chances that you can have less dental treatment.  That's right, our job is to treat dental decay and we are going to tell you how you can prevent it!  We love to help our patients become healthy and stay that way!

Welcome to

Restorative Dentistry

Let's be honest, who really likes to have dental treatment?  You guessed it, NOBODY!

So before we talk about how we treat dental decay or cavities, we should talk about how to increases the chances that you can have less dental treatment.  That's right, our job is to treat dental decay and we are going to tell you how you can prevent it!  We love to help our patients become healthy and stay that way!

Welcome to

Restorative Dentistry

Let's be honest, who really likes to have dental treatment?  You guessed it, NOBODY!

So before we talk about how we treat dental decay or cavities, we should talk about how to increases the chances that you can have less dental treatment.  That's right, our job is to treat dental decay and we are going to tell you how you can prevent it!  We love to help our patients become healthy and stay that way!

So if you clicked on fillings, crowns and bridges, that means that you probably have been told at some point that you have decay (a cavity), a crack in your tooth, or a large existing restoration...or you can feel that something isn't right.  

Cavities

First let's talk about cavities.  They are caused by bacteria in our mouths.  Don't worry, everyone has bacteria and we don't think it's gross.  People that get cavities have a different population of bacteria that people without cavities don't have.  Even people who brush twice a day and floss get cavities!  How do you get the bacteria?  It's contagious.  That's right, it is spread through saliva from one person to another.  Please think twice about sharing drinks and utensils, even with your own kids and family members.  

 

Did you know drilling and filling actually isn't the solution to the decay problem?  It is the treatment for the symptom but just taking out a cavity and putting in a filling won't make you less likely to get another cavity.  There's more to it than that.  If someone gets a cavity, that means their mouth is susceptible to the bacteria.  Our saliva acts like a buffer to prevent decay, When the saliva becomes unbalanced that's when cavities start.  

In order to properly treat for cavities, we need to get rid of what caused the cavity in the first place or you are at risk of having more cavities and you guessed it, more dental treatment.  To properly balance the saliva, we need to change the pH (make your saliva less acidic), get rid of those bad cavity causing bacteria, and add some minerals to help soft enamel to become hard again (we call this remineralization).  Wouldn't it be great to not have to worry about if you will continue to have cavities?    

520.881.8902

Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry

8245 N. Silverbell Rd. #145

Tucson, AZ 85743

520-881-8902