In-Depth: The Battle Against Tooth Decay

June 10, 2024

Tooth decay is often overlooked as a significant health issue, but it's the second most common disease after the common cold. When left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth loss and severe infections. However, with regular checkups and preventive care, you can protect your teeth from damage.

The origins of tooth decay and the importance of oral hygiene

Tooth decay begins when plaque is not removed from around the teeth and gums. Dental plaque harbors bacteria that are harmful to your oral health, so it's essential to remove it consistently. At Just Smile! Dental Center, we prioritize the early detection and prevention of dental disease to keep your smile healthy and strong.

During a checkup at our office, you can expect us to use advanced technology and techniques to evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of dental problems. We also provide professional teeth cleanings to remove plaque or tartar buildup that you may have missed while brushing or flossing.

We'll review your home care routine during each checkup and offer guidance on how to maintain optimal oral hygiene between visits. By following our recommendations, you can help prevent cavities from forming in the first place.

Extra protection for children's teeth

Due to inconsistent oral hygiene habits and dietary choices, children are more prone to developing cavities. In fact, studies show that 78% of children will have experienced tooth decay by the time they turn 17. To provide extra protection against tooth decay in children, our dentist may recommend periodic fluoride treatments or dental sealants.

Patient comfort and care are our top priorities

If you're diagnosed with tooth decay, don't hesitate to seek treatment. Without proper care, cavities can worsen over time, causing more significant damage and discomfort. Our dentist will carefully remove any damaged tooth structure and place a restoration to restore your tooth's strength, appearance, and function. We use the latest generation of cosmetically pleasing materials that blend seamlessly with your smile.

Comprehensive dental care for every patient

While tooth decay is widespread, regular checkups at our office can help prevent cavities from forming. At Just Smile! Dental Center, we offer personalized, state-of-the-art solutions to meet all your dental healthcare needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us today.

About Us

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced dentist in Los Angeles, you have come to the right place. At our practice, you will receive the highest quality dental care.



309 South Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020