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Have you ever chomped down on a favorite food only to have pain shoot through your mouth? While there are a number of potential reasons for this pain, did you know that tooth decay is one possible cause? Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to address tooth decay.

Of course, you should remember to schedule appointment with our team regularly—generally about twice every year—for a routine appointment. Aside from cleaning our teeth, which will help you avoid cavities, we’ll be able to examine your teeth for signs of decay. Catching decay before it becomes too severe is extremely important because decay can spread quickly once it eats through the outer layer of your teeth. Furthermore, while a cavity may be enough to avoid this problem, if decay reaches the center of your tooth, you could need root canal therapy.

A fluoride treatment can also be useful if you have tooth decay. These treatments can strengthen your teeth, helping you avoid issues caused by bad bacteria and acids that could erode your teeth. The fluoride is simply applied to your teeth and helps your pearly whites resist decay naturally.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our team could help you deal with tooth decay, please don’t hesitate to contact Mark L. DeWitt DDS at 517-323-7926. Our dentist, Dr. Mark DeWitt, and the rest of our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you specific advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!