Cavities: Who Should Worry About Getting Them?

You may wonder if you are on the list of people who should worry about getting a cavity. The truth is, our Cleveland, TX team would much prefer it if you weren’t worried about your smile but instead felt empowered and proactive about keeping it healthy! However, whatever words you use to express your concern over avoiding tooth decay, one thing is for certain: You definitely need to put forth effort to keep your every tooth nice and safe from cavities. Curious about why we know for sure that you’re on that list? We can explain.

Everyone Needs To Practice Prevention

You may have heard that there are a few people in this world who will simply never develop any cavities. True, this is a possibility. However, whether or not this applies to you doesn’t really matter. Do you know why? Well, even if you were immune to tooth decay, you will still need to practice the exact same preventive care with your dental hygiene and your visits with us. This is because the same care that protects you from a cavity forming is the same care that protects you from lots of other issues, such as gum disease. So, you and everyone else on the planet need to brush, floss, and schedule preventive visits. Easy enough!

They Can Happen To Kids, Teens, Adults

You may wonder: Aren’t there certain age groups, though, that are more or less likely to develop a cavity? Actually, due to the way cavities form, everyone is equally vulnerable to the development of tooth decay if bacteria is left to sit on teeth. So, kids, teens, and adults all need to practice the same level of preventive care to keep this from happening and to avoid requiring restorative treatments like fillings. If you’re thinking to yourself that kids seem more prone to cavities and that since you’ve never had one, you’re probably just less likely, remember: Kids are just learning to brush and floss, so they’re more likely to miss spots. You’ve been brushing and flossing for years, so if you know what you’re doing, you’re keeping your smile clean and healthy, too! It’s all about hygiene.

See Us For Help Understanding And Treating Cavities

Keep your smile free of tooth decay and associated problems by keeping your smile clean with preventive care! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.