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You know that cavities are bad news, but did you know that it can be difficult to detect a cavity while it’s forming? And while you could know that having a cavity is a problem, did you know that not treating a cavity could lead to a wide array of problems.

For instance, did you know that a single cavity could make root canal therapy necessary if the issue isn’t addressed? You see, cavities are essentially decayed areas of a tooth. If this decay reaches the center of your tooth, and make root canal therapy necessary.

Fortunately, if you treat your cavity quickly you can prevent this problem. Unfortunately, stopping a cavity can’t be done without a dentist’s help. Please don’t misunderstand, brushing and flossing can help prevent cavities but not prevent them. However, even if you care for your smile well, you could eventually have a cavity. If you do, it’s extremely important that you have the cavity treated as soon as possible. Unfortunately, cavities can be hard to detect. You see, it’s common for cavities to form near the back of your teeth where they’ll be difficult to see. However, if you suddenly experience a toothache when you bite down, have to deal with sensitivity, or experience black spots, a cavity could be forming.

Please remember: brushing and flossing daily will help you avoid these problems. You should also visit one of our dentist, Dr. Jackson and Dr. Jackson, twice a year for a routine cleaning and checkup. We’ll happily inspect your smile for teeth at risk of decay and look for other problems. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact Jackson Dental at 810-667-3535. We look forward to hearing from you soon.