Dental One Associates at Steeplechase
9141 Alaking Court, Suite 107, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Cavity Prevention Facts and Dental Care Fundamentals


When it comes to dental care, many people make the assumption that neglecting their brushing regimen will result in nothing more serious than a stern rebuke from their dentist. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, poor dental care can actually put individuals at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and lung ailments. Women who fail to maintain their teeth may run a higher risk of delivering low birth-weight babies. Cavities are one of the primary indicators of poor dental health, so everyone needs to become familiar with cavity prevention techniques and regularly visit their family dentistry experts.

A cavity is a hole in a tooth that is created when food particles in the mouth are converted into acid. The acid and the bacteria in the mouth together create plaque, which causes the onset of tooth decay. Once tooth enamel has been eroded by acid, a cavity is likely to occur.

A small cavity typically requires a simple filling. However, if a cavity is large, your dentist in Capitol Heights may need to put a crown on the tooth. If the pulp has tooth decay that has caused an infection, you may require a root canal.

Innovative dental care treatments are being researched that may eventually reduce the impact of cavities and tooth decay. A fluorescent light tool is being tested that can discover tooth decay before it turns into a cavity. Then, a sealant or fluoride supplement can be applied to the decayed tooth to prevent spreading and help in cavity prevention. A filling is being developed that will release fluoride around the decaying tooth to keep it from harming adjacent teeth.

The best way to avoid tooth decay, however, is to always practice good dental care and cavity prevention techniques. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day, along with routine visits to an affordable dentist in Capitol Heights, are paramount to preventing tooth decay. And choosing nutritious foods and avoiding excessive amounts of cavity-causing sweets and carbs play a big part in cavity prevention.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Capitol Heights, call Dental One Associates at Steeplechase today at (240) 392-3983 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Capitol Heights. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Steeplechase, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Steeplechase. 

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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