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What Causes Tooth Decay?

We aim to help patients in understanding the source of a dental cavity in Long Beach

A dental cavity is the most common purpose for patients to seek dental treatment, and can be quickly and easily reversed by seeking professional care during its early stages of development. The symptoms that an individual might experience after the development of a cavity can include increased sensitivity to hot and cold liquids, pain that surrounds the tooth, dark discoloration and visible pits along the surface, difficulty chewing solid foods, and even headaches. The reasoning for a cavity development begins with the plaque that builds up on the surface of our teeth. This plaque acts as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria to reside on the enamel, or hard outer layer of our teeth. When we eat food that contains sugar, the bacteria begins to consume this content, and in this process a highly destructive acid is produced as a result. The acid then begins to literally eat away at the outer layers of our teeth over time, eventually breaking through the enamel and creating a hole, or pit on the surface that’s known as a cavity. If left untreated, these bacteria can make its way into the central areas of the tooth and cause infection that spreads through the nerves, which often requires more advanced treatment like root canal therapy in order to correct the problem. If you are suffering from tooth pain and have not had a dental exam within the last six months, please give us a call today. Your Long Beach Family Dentist can offer a quick and painless solution.
A dental cavity is the most common purpose for patients to seek dental treatment, and can be quickly and easily reversed by seeking professional care during its early stages of development. The symptoms that an individual might experience after the development of a cavity can include increased sensitivity to hot and cold liquids, pain that surrounds the tooth, dark discoloration and visible pits along the surface, difficulty chewing solid foods, and even headaches. The reasoning for a cavity development begins with the plaque that builds up on the surface of our teeth. This plaque acts as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria to reside on the enamel, or hard outer layer of our teeth. When we eat food that contains sugar, the bacteria begins to consume this content, and in this process a highly destructive acid is produced as a result. The acid then begins to literally eat away at the outer layers of our teeth over time, eventually breaking through the enamel and creating a hole, or pit on the surface that’s known as a cavity. If left untreated, these bacteria can make its way into the central areas of the tooth and cause infection that spreads through the nerves, which often requires more advanced treatment like root canal therapy in order to correct the problem. If you are suffering from tooth pain and have not had a dental exam within the last six months, please give us a call today. Your Long Beach Family Dentist can offer a quick and painless solution.

4 Simple Steps to Restoration

Here’s what you can expect when receiving a dental filling in Long Beach

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The Process And Benefits Behind Fillings

A dental cavity filling in Long Beach is a simple procedure that can provide extremely fast results

The world of dentistry today has made immense leaps due to advancements in modern technology, allowing for our patients to feel completely comfortable and confident in receiving their cavity filling through a relatively quick and painless form of treatment. The process of repairing a dental cavity in Long Beach is one of the fastest and most effective procedures we have available, taking an average of 15 minutes to conduct. When treatment begins, the doctor will be sure to numb the affected area, eliminating any sensation of pain after several minutes following the application. Once this has occurred and you are ready to have your dental cavity removed, the dentist will begin to remove and sanitize any decayed areas on the surface of your teeth. After this, this area will be specifically formed in preparation for the cavity filling, which is customized to the needed size and shape within and around the tooth. The cavity filling itself is a durable material that is colored to match the surrounding tooth, which will then be used to fill the left-over void, and finally hardened using a dental curing light. After the procedure is complete, patients can generally get back to using their tooth almost immediately after the numbing agent has worn off. If you have any further questions or concerns surrounding the process of a cavity filling in Long Beach, we are standing by to take your call right now.
The world of dentistry today has made immense leaps due to advancements in modern technology, allowing for our patients to feel completely comfortable and confident in receiving their cavity filling through a relatively quick and painless form of treatment. The process of repairing a dental cavity in Long Beach is one of the fastest and most effective procedures we have available, taking an average of 15 minutes to conduct. When treatment begins, the doctor will be sure to numb the affected area, eliminating any sensation of pain after several minutes following the application. Once this has occurred and you are ready to have your dental cavity removed, the dentist will begin to remove and sanitize any decayed areas on the surface of your teeth. After this, this area will be specifically formed in preparation for the cavity filling, which is customized to the needed size and shape within and around the tooth. The cavity filling itself is a durable material that is colored to match the surrounding tooth, which will then be used to fill the left-over void, and finally hardened using a dental curing light. After the procedure is complete, patients can generally get back to using their tooth almost immediately after the numbing agent has worn off. If you have any further questions or concerns surrounding the process of a cavity filling in Long Beach, we are standing by to take your call right now.



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Cavity Fillings
Bye Bye Pain!
Bye Bye Pain!

Treatment for a dental cavity in Long Beach is done with
skillful and patient hands

We take great pride in the interactions we have with our patients, and it is our top priority to ensure that every unique dental experience is treated accordingly through detailed and caring interaction. We want you to feel comfortable with Long Beach Family Dentist, and that means taking the time to create an environment that feels like you’re with family. Our vow is to provide a pleasant experience and the best dental treatment in Long Beach for everyone.

We are available to answer your questions 24/7. Call us now.

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"Prevention Is Key"

"Prevention Is Key"

The best solution for preventing tooth decay in Long Beach begins with good oral hygiene

"Tooth decay can be prevented with a good defensive strategy that involves excellent oral hygiene and routine dental exams at Long Beach Family Dentist. Make sure to brush and floss after every meal in order to remove harmful bacteria from the surface of your teeth and gum tissue. While brushing, make small circular motions with your toothbrush, making sure not to press too hard, and try to spend about 30 seconds within each quadrant of the mouth. When flossing, I always recommend that patients take their time in order to effectively get all surface areas that are between the teeth. Make sure to follow this process up with a dental grade mouth wash to remove any of the finer debris that may still be stuck in those hard to reach areas of the mouth. It is highly important to avoid too much sugar, like what can be found in candy and soda, as these habits will result in a much faster rate of tooth decay. If you haven’t had a dental exam and cleaning within the last 6 months, be sure to contact our office today and get an appointment scheduled. We can assess your situation and provide a healthy premise for your oral health in between visits to the dentist."

"Tooth decay can be prevented with a good defensive strategy that involves excellent oral hygiene and routine dental exams at Long Beach Family Dentist. Make sure to brush and floss after every meal in order to remove harmful bacteria from the surface of your teeth and gum tissue. While brushing, make small circular motions with your toothbrush, making sure not to press too hard, and try to spend about 30 seconds within each quadrant of the mouth. When flossing, I always recommend that patients take their time in order to effectively get all surface areas that are between the teeth. Make sure to follow this process up with a dental grade mouth wash to remove any of the finer debris that may still be stuck in those hard to reach areas of the mouth. It is highly important to avoid too much sugar, like what can be found in candy and soda, as these habits will result in a much faster rate of tooth decay. If you haven’t had a dental exam and cleaning within the last 6 months, be sure to contact our office today and get an appointment scheduled. We can assess your situation and provide a healthy premise for your oral health in between visits to the dentist."

Cecilia K.
Registered Dental Assistant
Long Beach Family Dentist
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