Everyone should expect to develop at least one cavity during their lifetime, and most people develop many more than one. Although cavities may seem like minor annoyances that cause dental discomfort and make it harder to enjoy your favorite foods, they can become much more serious if left untreated. Leaving cavities to fester can also be more expensive in the long run than getting them fixed right away.
If you are one of the approximately 28 percent of adults currently living with untreated cavities, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait any longer to get them fixed.
Cavities Don’t Stop Growing
Unlike some life problems that eventually go away if ignored, cavities don’t just disappear on their own. Instead, they continue to fester and grow until they eventually take over most of the healthy tissue in the effected teeth. If you want to avoid extensive tooth damage, kick that cavity to the curb right away by visiting your dentist.
Cavities Are a Sign of Decay
Picture a pile of old food putrefying in a garbage dump. Not a pleasant thought, right? Well, cavities are composed of bacteria and dental tissue that’s decaying right in your mouth. That may explain the bad breath you’ve been dealing with for the past few weeks. If rotting tissue grosses you out, then it’s time to have your dentist take out the trash in your teeth. Let’s face it, cavities are gross and they shouldn’t be given free rein to fester in your mouth.
Cavities Affect Your Health
Did you know that your mouth is absolutely full of highly vascular tissue? This means that bacteria in your mouth have ridiculously easy access to your blood stream. So, if your mouth is infected by cavities, the same bacteria in those cavities can travel to other parts of the body through your blood stream and have a negative effect on your overall health.
Ready to finally get rid of that cavity? Then pick up the phone and give us a call. Your mouth will thank you.
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Dr. Paola and Harmony Dental Health provide Cosmetic and Family Dentistry and exceptional Dental Implant Restoration. From teeth whitening to dental emergencies to dentures, we cover it all. It is our mission to provide comprehensive care at an affordable cost to each and every patient. We want to show you that it’s not just talk and hype at Harmony Dental Health, but real results. We hope to meet your dental needs through care that best suits you. We strive to help each patient achieve greater oral and overall health. In truth, we save smiles! We have situated our practice at 1244 Fort Washington Avenue Suite A of the Upper Dublin Professional Center in Fort Washington. We are directly next to the Upper Dublin High School.