Cavities are indelible damaged spots in the hard surface of the teeth that progress into small or large holes that can only be repaired by a dentist. Cavities essentially decay the teeth resulting from a possible amalgamation of factors, involving constant snacking, drinking sugary drinks, bacteria in the mouth, and insufficient teeth cleaning. Cavities are particularly seen in young children and teenagers, but even infants can develop cavities if proper oral hygiene is not practiced.
If left untreated by a dentist, cavities grow larger and deeper into the multiple layers of the teeth. Tooth decay spreads, and can lead to infection, extreme dental pain, and loss of the affected teeth.
It may be difficult to know if a cavity is forming, so it is extremely important for kids to visit us here at Central Guelph Dentistry. We recommend for kids to visit the us every six months for a regular check up and cleaning. But still, we let the parents become aware that the key to preventing cavities is good oral and dental hygiene at home.
If your child has cavities that are certainly uncontrollable, please call us to arrange for an appointment. We will be happy to help your child achieve healthier teeth in the soonest time possible.