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  • “I had an emergency dental issue and I was so worried I could not be seen right away. Not only did they see me the same day I called, but it was an excellent experience from beginning to end. Outstanding practice. Highly recommend. I found my new dentist!”

    Joyce B.

    “Dr. Singh and all his staff are caring, pleasant knowledgeable and professional. What I like best about Dr. Singh is that he is not pushy about treatment. He tells you what needs to be done and lets you make the decision when and if you want it done.”

    Deborah S.

What causes cavities? What can I do to help prevent them?

Cavities are caused by bacteria on the enamel of your teeth. Over time, this bacteria softens the hard enamel, causing decay, toothaches, and other problems. The best way to treat decay is to prevent it before it starts!

Regular dental visits and cleanings are an important part of cavity prevention. The harmful bacteria in your mouth can repopulate in as little as three months after a cleaning. Most dental insurance covers cleanings every six months; depending on many factors including genetics, oral health, and the condition of your enamel and your susceptibility to tartar build-up, we may recommend more frequent cleanings if necessary.

Proper home care is also important. By avoiding sugary snacks, brushing and flossing regularly and with the correct techniques, and eating a variety of healthy foods you can help prevent enamel decay that will eventually become cavities. Other factors such as certain medications, oral appliances, smoking and frequent consumption of drinks other than water can increase your risk of cavities. You may need to take additional steps to counter this.

Call our office today to schedule your first exam and cleaning. We will evaluate your risk for cavities, and if you are interested, we can create a customized oral care plan to reduce the chances of decay getting the best of you and your enamel.
 

Patient Testimonial:Dortha's review of Apollonia Dental and Dr. Singh

Dortha and her husband have been coming to Apollonia Dental ever since Dr. Singh started in Middletown, CT over 11 years ago. We asked her to share some of her ... Read more

Patient Testimonial:Periodontal (Gum and Bone Loss Disease) Treatment

1/30/2014 This patient went through a periodontal (gum and bone disease) treatment and maintenance regimen. By working with his hygienist and being diligent at home, he is now maintaining his ... Read more