Cavities that occur with aging make it an adult problem too!
When adults hear the word ‘cavity’, they immediately relate to a problem affecting only children, but with the process of aging, tooth decay and gum disease, anyone can be susceptible to cavities.
How do Adults get Cavities?
Some of the most common occurrences of cavities in adults are a result of old fillings that have weakened and fractured. This process leaves teeth vulnerable to decay by allowing bacteria to accumulate in tiny crevices. If you don’t have regular checkups with your dentist, these tiny filling fractures could go unnoticed causing major dental problems.
Another aging problem leaving teeth prey to cavities is the pulling away of the gum tissue from the teeth, also known as receding gums or gingivitis. This process allows the root of the tooth to be exposed to plaque leading to the formation of bacteria in the mouth and the bloodstream. These bacteria can be extremely harmful to your overall health.
Get a Checkup for Cavities
Don’t wait until a cavity has taken over. Call Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem, today for a thorough checkup to see if you have cavities before they wreak havoc on your dental health.
An x-ray can show small cavities between the teeth even before they become visible to the eye. Also, your dentist will find the surface cavity area soft when checking with a dental exam instrument.
Your teeth and your smile are the window to your overall health. Cavities are not just for kids anymore! Now, aging makes cavities an adult problem too! Letting cavities progress will burn a hole in your teeth and your pocketbook! Don’t delay! Call Ocean County dentist, Dr. Rotem, today.