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Delving into Dental Decay: An In-Depth Guide

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June 10, 2024

While it may not be as common as the common cold, dental decay is a close second when it comes to prevalence among health issues. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to compromised tooth structure, damage to vital tissues inside the tooth, and even severe infection or tooth loss. However, with regular checkups and proper oral care, cavities are almost entirely preventable.

The Development of Dental Decay and Preventative Care

Dental decay occurs when plaque is not consistently removed from around the teeth and gums. This plaque harbors bacteria that can harm oral health, making it crucial to remove it regularly. At Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants, we prioritize early detection and prevention of dental disease to avoid minor issues escalating into major oral health problems. When you visit our office for a checkup, your smile and that of your loved ones will be in the best possible care.

Our comprehensive preventive care program includes professional teeth cleanings to remove any accumulated plaque or tartar missed during brushing or flossing. We also review your home care routine and offer guidance on how you can maintain better oral hygiene between checkups.

Extra Preventative Care for Children

Due to inconsistent oral hygiene practices and dietary habits, children are more susceptible to developing cavities. In fact, studies show that 78% of children will have had a cavity by the age of 17. To provide additional protection against tooth decay in children, our dentist often recommends periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

Ensuring Patient Comfort and Care

If diagnosed with tooth decay, it's essential not to delay treatment. Without proper care, cavities can worsen over time, causing further damage and discomfort. Our dentist will carefully remove any damaged tooth structure and place a restoration to rebuild your tooth's structural integrity, appearance, and function. We also use the latest generation of cosmetically appealing, tooth-colored materials that blend seamlessly with your smile.

Comprehensive Solutions for Every Smile

Although dental decay is a widespread oral health concern, regular visits to our office can help prevent cavities from forming. At Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants | Veneers, Full Mouth Reconstruction and Extractions

Noelle H.

Highly recommend Above and Beyond! Dr Low, Jessi, Lisa/front office are an amazing team, dedicated to taking great care of their patients. Clearly a quality patient centric practice you can have confidence in!

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Matt W.

Going to the dentist is rarely something you look forward to, however Dr. Low and his team do a fantastic job of making sure it's not something you have to dread. Over five years of service, I've received root canals, fillings, crowns, deep root scaling - you name it; and not only has all of the work held strong, the experience was the best I've had anywhere. The staff treats you like family, and they're always friendly, personable, and concerned for your comfort. Hard to imagine there's anywhere better in Clark County

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Katelynn F.

I've being going to Above & Beyond for many years now and continue to get amazing service. The recepetionists, hygienists, and Dr. Low are professional and very friendly. They explain questions or concerns thoroughly and I have never felt pressured when making decisions.

Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants | Veneers, Full Mouth Reconstruction and Extractions

Emily S.

Amazing team who really keep my personal goals of quality care in prolonging the life of my teeth and setting attainable goals to get them back to great health. They paid close attention to my hopes of keeping it affordable since I’m a single mom of one, my teeth have been the last of my priorities for the last three years due to finances. Thank you Above & Beyond Dentistry & Implants! Looking forward to a life long relationship with you all.

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Jo Ann P.

Dr. Low and his staff care about their patients and make you feel comfortable during your time with them. They make your dental experience as painless as possible.

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