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Understanding Tooth Decay

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How CDC Dental Keeps Your Smile Healthy

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is not just a common dental issue—it’s a major enemy of your smile. It’s the breakdown of your tooth’s structure, initiated by the acids produced by bacteria in your mouth. These acids attack the enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth, leading to cavities.

But what exactly sets this process in motion, and how can CDC Dental be your ally in combating it?

The Downward Spiral of Decay

The journey to tooth decay starts with plaque, a sticky mix of bacteria, food particles, and saliva. When you indulge in sugary or carbohydrate-rich foods, the bacteria in plaque throw a feast, producing acids that start eroding your enamel. Over time, this demineralisation process creates tiny openings or cavities in the enamel. If not checked, the decay can move deeper, reaching the dentin and even the tooth’s pulp, escalating the damage and discomfort.

Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Signs of decay include toothaches, sensitivity to temperatures, visible holes in your teeth, and unusual staining. Catching these early can save you from more severe dental trouble.

At CDC Dental, we don’t just treat tooth decay; we’re committed to preventing it. Our routine check-ups are your first line of defence, allowing us to catch and address decay at its infancy. Our team of Oral Health Therapists (OHTs) elevates your care, focusing on cleaning and personalised, preventive treatments. They’re the specialists who can spot the early signs of trouble, providing tailored care that goes beyond the basics.

Our Advanced Cleaning Technology

Imagine a dental clean that feels more like a spa treatment. That’s what our EMS Airflow technology offers. It’s a modern, comfortable cleaning experience that’s far removed from the traditional scrape and polish. Our OHTs use this advanced technology to ensure your cleaning session is not just thorough but also blissfully comfortable.

Partnering for a Lifetime of Smiles

Our goal at CDC Dental is to preserve your natural smile for life. By visiting us every six months, you’re not just keeping your teeth clean; you’re investing in their future. Let’s make sure your teeth stay healthy-book a visit with our team today!



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