Teeth are the only visible part of the human skeleton, and this exposure makes them susceptible to damage and decay from various factors. Sugar, a staple in the Western diet, plagues Americans’ dental health. This addictive ingredient is commonly added to food and beverages, and even refined carbohydrates like white bread break down into sugars. Though saliva contains remineralizing agents like fluoride, food and beverage particles that get stuck in between the teeth, between the teeth and gums, and in the surface grooves of the crowns can lead to the development of dental cavities.
Cavities occur in the mouth after plaque forms on the teeth. Plaque, a sticky, bacteria-laced biofilm, eats away at the outer layer of the teeth, or the enamel, which eventually causes a hole in the tooth. In some cases, cavities are so extensive that they erode the enamel and the underlying dentin. Cavities are permanent and must be repaired by dental fillings to ensure good oral health. Dr. Andy Gaertner is a dentist in the Miami, FL area specializing in modern tooth restoration techniques, including tooth fillings, to improve his patients’ dental health.
If you live in Kendall, Florida call 305-274-6500 and schedule your appointment to experience why patients trust Bliss Dental with all of their restoration needs.
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