Category: Cavities

Why Am I Still Getting Cavities If I Brush and Floss?

It can be frustrating to feel as though you are doing everything right regarding your dental health, only to be met with tooth decay. However, there are many factors that could be influencing your likelihood of developing cavities. Dr. McDonald is passionate about providing patients with outstanding dental care. Learn more about why you may […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on March 14, 2024

Here’s What Happens If You Ignore a Cavity

No one likes getting a cavity, but that’s no excuse to ignore tooth decay when it arises. As soon as your dentist discovers a cavity, it is a good idea to treat it to prevent further damage. In its earliest stages, a cavity can be treated quite easily with a filling. Below, Dr. Christopher McDonald […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on December 18, 2022

Why Cavities Can Happen Even To Great Brushers

It’s a complaint Dr. Chris McDonald hears over and over: “I brush my teeth religiously and never skip a day. So why am I still getting cavities?” Cavities happen when the natural layer of bacteria covering the teeth feeds off of particles from the food you consume. The bacteria form a sticky, invisible film called […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on February 21, 2022

How Fillings Have Improved in Recent Years

Metallic fillings used to be the best option for treating cavities, but technology has evolved. In fact, many patients who haven’t had a filling in several years are surprised to discover that they now have a better option: tooth-colored fillings. Made with composite resin (which consists of plastic, silica and glass ionomer), tooth-colored fillings have […]

Written by McDonald Family Dentistry on November 23, 2021