Cavities are caused by tooth decay, a process that occurs when bacteria in your mouth are allowed to eat through the enamel of a tooth. Plaque on your teeth holds bacteria in place, where they slowly erode your tooth enamel and create cavities, but this process is not fast and can often be prevented by combining good eating habits with proper oral hygiene and general dentistry visits to our Fairfax office.
A healthy diet is a good start, but not enough to fully prevent cavities. To prevent cavities you should brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste after every meal and snack. Flossing should be done once a day to remove plaque and food particles from in between your teeth as well.
Every six months, you should visit Fairfax dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban for professional teeth cleanings and thorough examinations. Biannual teeth cleanings at our office can help prevent cavities and the examinations performed by Dr. Marzban can detect tooth decay and often treat it with something simple like dental fillings before it requires a more invasive approach.
If you are looking for a dentist in or around Fairfax, Virginia, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban today to schedule an appointment.