Never underestimate the importance of preventive care and early dental treatments. Filling a cavity is fast and affordable at University Dental in Middletown. However, delaying treatment can lead to major oral health problems, which can ultimately cost you your tooth and require more extensive dental treatment. Why early cavity treatment is important How does a cavity progress so quickly? The answer is found in the structure of a tooth. The outermost layer is enamel, a very hard material that erodes slowly. When the enamel first shows signs of pitting, it can be easily repaired with a filling. Beneath enamel is … Continue reading
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Replacing missing teeth is incredibly important for your oral health, overall wellness, and self-image. Even one missing tooth mars your smile, and allows other teeth to shift out of position. That impacts ability to chew efficiently, and thus, digestive health. It also creates nooks and crannies where bacteria flourish, leading to cavities and gum disease. Partial dentures can be a cost-effective solution for patients in the Middletown area. Let’s take a look at your options. “Flippers” A “flipper” is the most economical solution, up-front, but our dentists do not recommend or provide it for long term use. A flipper is … Continue reading
Some dentists focus on correcting problems after they occur. While restoration is an important aspect of any family practice, the team at University Dental concentrates on helping patients avoid the discomfort, inconvenience, and expense of oral health issues. Our dentists in Middletown suggest adding sealants to your preventive dentistry care to dramatically reduce risk of cavities. The role of dental sealants Molars are the large teeth at the back of the jaw that grind food into digestible bits. Chewing surfaces of molars have irregular ridges that help to tear food. Molars also have microscopic pits and crevices. Food becomes trapped … Continue reading
I am guilty of avoiding the dentist, until I started going to University Dental. They make me feel good about my dental health and I love getting compliments about my teeth. _Matthew S.