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Did you know, a cavity can put your smile at risk for gum disease and even tooth loss? Well, it’s true! If you love your smile and want to keep it healthy, then remember to fight away cavities. Our dentist, Dr. Vinutha Kupperi with Steelcroft Dental in Charlotte, North Carolina, is happy to share insight on tooth decay, so you can understand why your smile is worth fighting for.

Tooth decay can appear at any time, even if you take all the steps you can to prevent it. Plaque and horrid bacteria forms on your teeth and can eat away at your tooth enamel which after a while can be painful. If left untreated, the tooth decay will work through your teeth causing you a host of problems such as gum disease and tooth loss.

For many people, there is no sign of pain or sensitivity until the tooth decay grows to the nerves of the tooth. Tooth decay can also spread swiftly putting other teeth at risk too. The good news is, if you catch a cavity soon enough, then your dentist may be able to repair the cavity quickly. If not, there are other treatments such as dental fillings or dental crowns to improve the damage before it becomes too extensive. The vital thing to remember about tooth decay is to correct it as soon as possible, so you can avoid tooth loss or gum disease that could have been avoided.

If you need a dental checkup or a cavity repaired, then call us today at 704-749-6300 to set up an appointment. We are always happy to restore your teeth and help you in any way we can.