Tooth Decay and Dental Implants

Implants Benefit More Than Just Your Appearance

According to dental studies, tooth decay impacts approximately one out of every three adults. If the problem is spotted early by Dr. Currie, there are many different treatments available that can prevent the tooth decay from causing more serious problems. Here is some additional information from Atlanta Dental Spa about the basics of tooth decay and how dental implants can help improve your oral health.

How Does Tooth Decay Affect The Tooth Structure?

Tooth decay impacts everyone differently, but for most patients, bacteria and food particles collect on tooth surfaces if not removed. These same particles can turn your mouth into an acid rich environment if they are allowed to collect over time. If left untreated, plaque can then dissolve the protective enamel surface of your tooth to become a cavity.

Symptoms Of Tooth Decay

Although there are basic facts about tooth decay, patients can experience a wide range of symptoms when tooth decay starts to become a problem. Here are some of the symptoms commonly experienced:

  1. sensitivity to hot or cold,
  2. bad breath,
  3. spots on teeth, discoloration or chalky spots,
  4. an unpleasant taste in your mouth,
  5. pain,
  6. toothaches,
  7. headaches,
  8. ear aches,
  9. swelling of the gums.

If you notice any of the signs or other symptoms that vary from your normal oral state, it is important to talk to you dentist right away.  Early prevention can help save the tooth and prevent major damage.

Can Dental Implants Help With Tooth Decay?

Dental implants from Atlanta Dental Spa can provide many amazing benefits for patients.  In addition to providing a more attractive smile, dental implants fill in the empty spaces between teeth that can draw in plaque, bacteria or food particles. Once these spaces are filled, tooth decay is reduced and a healthier mouth is the result.

Recommendations From Atlanta Dental Spa For Preventing Tooth Decay

  • Patients should brush after meals and floss every day.
  • Patients should chew sugar-free gum after meals if you cannot brush.
  • Patients should eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  • Patients should limit candy and other sugary treats.
  • Patients should avoid sodas, fruit juices or sports drinks which are highly acidic and filled with sugar.
  • Patients should visit Dr. Currie and the pros at Atlanta Dental Spa regularly for cleaning and examinations.

Come Visit Dr. Currie For Tooth Decay Care & Dental Implants

If you live in the Atlanta, GA area and your would like more information about how to prevent tooth decay and achieve better dental health, contact the professionals at Atlanta Dental Spa today. Dental implants are just one treatment that has helped provide our valued patients with many beautiful and healthy smiles. Still have questions? Please feel free to read through the rest of our dental implants website or call one of our knowledgeable staff members for more information about the installation process or payment options. Then, when you are ready to get started, call us to see Dr. Currie and get started on a healthy smile with dental implants from Atlanta Dental Spa today!


Atlanta Dental Spa

Dr. Andrew Currie

3189 Maple Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

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