No one likes getting cavities. But without knowing exactly what they are or how to prevent them, you’re likely to find yourself in your Garden City, NY dentist’s chair very soon!

Cavities occur when food particles are left on your teeth, allowing already present bacteria to thrive and secrete a sticky substance called plaque. The culprit is an acid in plaque that causes holes in the enamel of your teeth. If left untreated, cavities continue to grow and can even cause you to lose your entire tooth.

If your teeth form a cavity, your Garden City dental team can simply fill the cavity and you will be fine. If you wait too long, you may need a root canal or more serious intervention.

To keep your smile healthy and beautiful, be sure to brush and floss regularly, and rinse with a fluoride mouthwash. You should also make sure to visit your Garden City dentist’s office every six months for a cleaning and check-up. If you’re due for your six-month check up, call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dominique Lizzio, Dr. John Cerrato, or Dr. George Sheehan.

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