How to fix rotten teeth?

At Riverside Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Ali Shmara, formerly Smile Advantage, we’re experts at helping you fix rotten teeth, or decayed teeth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cavities “are one of the greatest unmet health treatment needs.”

What causes rotten teeth?

Rotten teeth can be caused by multiple factors. Tooth plaque combined with excess sugar and poor dental hygiene lead to rotten teeth (National Library of Medicine, 2023).

Poor Dental Hygiene

To remove tooth plaque that causes tooth decay, regular tooth brushing and flossing is necessary. If you skip on tooth brushing and flossing, you allow tooth plaque to build on your teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

Poor Nutrition

If your regular nutrition includes excessive sugar and carbohydrates, these foods can cling to teeth and contribute to rotten teeth.

Dental Diseases that Rotten Teeth Initiate

Cavities are common dental diseases caused by rotten teeth. If your tooth is severely damaged, you might need a dental crown. In some dental cases, your tooth might need to be extracted and replaced by a dental implant. If you are concerned about rotten teeth, request your dental consultation in Riverside.

Signs of rotten teeth

If neglected, the signs of rotten teeth can lead to severe infection, known as abscess, under the gums which can spread to other body parts.

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • White or brown spots on the tooth
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty chewing or drinking
  • Holes on the surface of the tooth

Treatment for rotten teeth

Regular dental cleanings can help prevent tooth rot. Based on studies from the National Library of Medicine, we suggest using fluoride toothpaste, eating foods with less sugar, and visiting the dentist regularly.

Riverside Cosmetic Dentist - Dr. Ali Shmara

Dr. Ali Shmara has been helping the Riverside community smile for over 10 years. We’re located in the corner of Valencia Street and Arlington Ave, near Heritage Plaza. Our address is 4959 Arlington Ave, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92504.

Schedule your dental check up today.

Call us at (951)352-2227

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