Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.Learn more »
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.Learn more »
Dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, regular dental visits support your health and your baby's.Learn more »
Most dental disease is preventable—starting with these five steps to take at home.Learn more »
Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.Learn more »
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.Learn more »
A dental restoration is a treatment and/or appliance designed to restore the health and/or function of the teeth and include fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants and dentures.
Early treatment through a filling can stop the progression of disease. If a cavity is not filled, the decay will continue to spread, affecting more of the tooth. Over time and depending on the severity of the cavity you may no longer be able to fill the tooth but will require a more extensive restoration, such as the placement of a crown. The infection may spread and result in an abscess which will require a root canal filling. If the decay spreads it might also lead to the loss of the tooth.
Regular dental examinations support the early detection of disease. Your dentist can work with you to treat any issue and avoid future decay. This also involves looking at some of the potential causes and adjusting your habits – frequency of brushing, flossing, using a fluoride toothpaste, diet and other lifestyle factors.
Speak to your dentist about any recommendations for your dental health.