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The Woodlands, TX 77380
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COVID-19 Cavities: Are You at Risk?!

added on: October 2, 2020

Do you think your Woodlands dentist looks into healthy mouths all day long, free from disease and cavities? The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might have something you want to hear.

They conducted an in-depth study and found that almost everyone in America has cavities, or nearly 91 percent of U.S. adults between the ages of 20-64 showed cavities in their permanent teeth. As it turns out, being a Woodlands dentist means we get to see a variety of cavities and decay in different states across all patients, regardless of age, gender, race, etc. The truth is that cavities affect us all, and our oral and even overall health can suffer too. Any dental office in the Woodlands will tell you this simple fact, COVID-19 or not; it’s essential not to let cavities and decay overrun your oral health. The damage can be detrimental to your health and your budget in the long term.

Try Not to Avoid the Dentist

With all of the changes going on in the world, thanks to COVID-19, it can be confusing to do something as simple as leaving your house for an appointment. Quite often, it’s your dental appointment that gets canceled or rescheduled. Rest assured that now’s as good as a time as ever to get your oral health back on track. 

While we know that putting off your dental cleanings can lead to cavities, other issues can make you more prone to caries now and in the future. It goes beyond missing appointments, poor oral hygiene, and unhealthy plaque formation. You can also be more inclined to developing cavities due to these additional factors:

  • Dry mouth (xerostomia) – When your mouth is dry, it lacks the right amount of saliva to keep teeth healthy and free from harmful bacteria.
  • Your diet – Make sure you’re more mindful of the amounts of sugars and acids you consume. They expose your teeth, leaving them susceptible to decay. Please don’t allow them to linger around on your teeth; that’s when the damage is done.
  • Medical issues – Certain underlying health conditions can contribute to an unhealthy, cavity-prone smile such as certain types of cancers, Parkinson’s disease, and gastrointestinal problems. Side effects of medications can also lead to cavities.

Are you worried that you might have a cavity or two? Don’t worry! Talk to your Woodlands dentist today. Thanks to the many advancements in dentistry tools and treatments, taking care of a cavity or two is not a big deal. Forget about spending too long in the dental chair while your Woodlands dentist drills away. You’ll leave our office cavity-free and confident that you and your smile are on the right path to total wellness. 

For everything from cavity solutions to smile makeovers, our Woodlands dental offices are conveniently located and always ready to assist you and your smile. New patients are always welcome to join our dental family. We proudly serve the Woodlands patients from ages 1 to 100.  

Find your ideal Woodlands dentist:

Dr. Leslie Blackburn (Pediatric Dentistry) – Growing Great Grins

Dr. Robert Dernick (General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry), and TMJ – Robert G. Dernick, DDS

Dr. David Epstein (General, Cosmetic Dentistry & Sleep Apnea) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Mike Freeman (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dr. Mike Freeman Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dr. Alisa Reed (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Laser, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dental Designs by Alisa Reed

Dr. Wade Williams (Orthodontics) – Wade Williams, DDS, MS

Dr. Nikita Vakil ( General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry