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Laser Cavity Detection: Why We Use It at Rush Creek Dentistry

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When it comes to tooth decay, the earlier we can detect it, the sooner we can deal with it and prevent it from getting any larger. We are excited to offer DIAGNOdent laser technology at Rush Creek Dentistry. This tool scans the surfaces of your teeth, letting Dr. Sater know if there is decay present that is not yet visible to the naked eye.

With laser cavity detection in Arlington, we can provide our patients with unparalleled accuracy and precision, finding hidden decay while it is still easy—and less invasive—to treat.

How DIAGNOdent Laser Technology Works

This unique tool is a pen-like wand that detects hidden decay on the surfaces of your teeth. ...

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Bacteria and Cavities: The Connection

Bacteria thrive in the mouth. Its dark and moist environment is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. It feeds on the sugars in the foods and drinks we consume, leaving behind waste that is known as dental plaque. When this plaque is not removed, it can lead to other problems, such as tooth decay as well as gum disease.

Staying on top of your oral health is the best way to prevent the buildup of bacteria and plaque, and an important part of that is visiting your dentist in Arlington, TX, twice each year for examinations and cleanings.

Don’t let bacteria get the best of your dental health. Call Rush Creek Dentistry ...

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How We Detect Cavities (Using Lasers!)

Cavities and Dental Cleanings | Lewisville TX

You're enjoying your favorite treat, an ice cream shake, when suddenly there's painful twinge in your tooth! You try another sip, and again, then sensitivity hits you. This can't be good, you think, and sure enough it's confirmed at your dentist that your tooth is indeed decayed.

What if you'd known about that decay before it caused you pain? Laser dentistry in Arlington, TX can detect decay in its very early stages so you can enjoy your shakes with no discomfort!

Laser Cavity Detection

Using a tool called DIAGNOdent, Dr. Sater is able to detect tooth decay very early on, even when it may be hiding under the surface of your enamel. The ...

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Cavities

Cavity Treatment in Arlington TX, Rush Creek Dentistry

Tooth decay, dental caries, and cavities are all terms for erosion of tooth enamel. It can affect patients of any age, from infants with only a few teeth, to the elderly. What begins as a small cavity can lead to gum disease, root canal infection, and even tooth loss without treatment.

What causes decay

Plaque is a sticky biofilm containing saliva, bacteria, and food particles. It is constantly forming on your teeth. Bacteria feed off the carbohydrates in your food, especially sugars. As they convert those carbohydrates, they create acids, which erode tooth enamel. Acidic foods and beverages such as energy drinks directly contribute to enamel erosion.

Because plaque is sticky, ...

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Fluoride

Fluoride Benefits in Arlington TX, Rush Creek Dentistry

Patients of all ages can benefit from fluoride. It is a naturally occurring mineral, found in all sources of water, including springs, oceans, rivers, and lakes. Scientific research has proven that fluoride can help prevent tooth decay in adults and children. It works by increasing the acid resistance of tooth enamel. It can also help repair enamel in the earliest stages of decay, before a cavity is even visible.

This natural cavity fighter may be delivered either systemically or topically. Fluoride treatments administered in a dental office, and products such as fortified mouth rinses and toothpastes are topical. Ingestion of the mineral, usually through drinking water, provides systemic supplementation.

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