Jennifer Sokolosky DMD
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Tooth Decay

Illustrated image of a decaying tooth | Clarksville MD Dentist

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay.
It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime.

So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Here are some of the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay.

Common Symptoms

• Nothing (in the early stages)

• A toothache or spontaneous tooth pain • Tooth sensitivity

• Pain (slight or severe) when eating something sweet, hot, or cold

• Staining (brown, black, or white) on the surface of your tooth

• Visible holes in your tooth. Those holes are cavities

• Pain when biting down

The best time to catch a cavity is in the early stages, when there are few, if any, symptoms.

Preventing Tooth Decay

Keeping your twice yearly (or more) visits with us will ensure we catch them in time.

We will let you know the best course of treatment for your particular situation. The recommendation could be as easy as watching and waiting to see if we find any tooth decay in the very early stages. Or, if you are symptomatic, we may have to formulate a more in-depth treatment plan.

As always, brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss at least once a day, and try to minimize the amount of sugar in your diet.
These steps will help you be proactive in preventing cavities.

Even better, your teeth will thank you for it! So, if you've got concerns about your teeth, please don't hesitate to contact Jennifer Sokolosky, DMD in Clarksville, MD today!

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