Sensitive Teeth vs. Cavity: How to Tell

2020-09-19T07:45:15+00:00September 19th, 2020|Categories: Tips|Tags: , , |

Differentiating between tooth sensitivity and a cavity can be a huge challenge for any parent. This is because these dental issues are strikingly similar. Besides, tooth sensitivity in most cases results from a cavity hence it is difficult to separate the two. Unless you are a kid’s dentist, you will never know for sure if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. In this post, we discuss the major symptoms, the main differences, as well as how to tell if your child has a cavity or a sensitive tooth. Let’s start with the definitions. Definitions Tooth sensitivity refers to a sharp pain or discomfort that occurs when the [...]

Avoiding Tooth Decay and Cavities

2019-09-04T05:28:08+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Dental|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tooth decay is the gradual softening of the enamel (the hard, protective layer that covers the teeth). In the absence of timely dental intervention, tooth decay can spread to the dental cavities, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Everyone with poor dental hygiene is susceptible to tooth decay, although it is more common among children and young adults. Understanding Tooth Decay Tooth decay is typically the end-result of unchecked bacterial buildup on the teeth. These bacteria, which are brought about by most of the food you eat, feed on the food particles that remain in your mouth, and thereby produce acid. This food and bacteria combination, in addition to the acid [...]