Adult Tooth Decay
There is a common and stealthy enemy that knows precisely how to destroy your enamel: tooth decay.
Adults have much to be concerned about with tooth decay, for many reasons.
You probably brush daily, and you may even floss your teeth,
but did you know that proper dental homecare can protect you from pain, cavities,
and potential overall health problems, including cardiovascular disease and stroke?
You may not realize that even when your mouth is clean, bacteria lurk in the warm, damp cave,
growing and eating incessantly. An extra two or three minutes spent flossing each day
can give you a huge advantage in the war against those bad bacteria.
Some patients react to stress by grinding their teeth unconsciously during the day or, more commonly, while sleeping.
The constant pressure and motion can harm teeth, as well as muscles and tissues in and around the jaw.
This condition, known as bruxism, can be remedied with a nightguard.
If cavities or dark fillings in your teeth keep you from smiling, consider composite resin fillings.
By maintaining your natural tooth color with composite resin fillings, you can smile with confidence.
Sometimes a little chip, jagged edge, or a gap between front teeth can compromise an otherwise attractive smile.
In these cases, cosmetic dentist Dr. Wei may recommend a very simple procedure, cosmetic bonding or contouring.