Tooth Decay Prevention

Preventive Care from Your Local Colorado Dentist

At Golden Smiles of Colorado, our mission is to help patients throughout the greater Denver, CO area achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through quality dental treatment. We're proud to offer a variety of dental treatments throughout the Wheat Ridge and Golden, CO areas including dental crowns, dental fillings, and more, but our primary focus is always on prevention. In the words of Ben Franklin, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" –that’s why our fantastic team of dentists do our best to educate all of our patients about how they can prevent dental decay.

What Causes Tooth Decay?

The root of cavities and dental decay is the interaction of food and bacteria in your mouth. When we eat food, small food particles stay behind in the mouth, often getting trapped in the nooks and crannies between teeth. Naturally-occurring bacteria then feed on these leftover food particles, and in doing so, they release acids as a byproduct of digestion. These acids slowly eat away at tooth enamel, and without proper dental hygiene, they'll eventually cause cavities and other problems.

The best way to prevent dental decay is through diligent, consistent oral hygiene and preventive dental care. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, maintain a tooth-friendly diet that's low in sugary and acidic foods, and visit your dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning and dental examination appointment.

Treatment for Dental Decay

Prevention is always the best approach when it comes to tooth decay, but we offer a variety of dental treatments to help keep teeth healthy and repair any instance of dental decay.

For some patients, dental sealants can be an effective way to prevent cavities. Sealants involve painting a thin layer of dental resin over the rear molars, protecting the enamel from bacteria in an area that's almost impossible to fully clean.

Another option is fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral that's vital to the structural integrity of enamel, so we always recommend drinking fluoridated water to reduce the chances of getting cavities. We also recommend using fluoridated toothpaste, and if you think you might not be getting enough fluoride, our cosmetic dentist can perform supplemental fluoride treatments to ensure your enamel stays strong.

Finally, if a cavity does develop, we offer a variety of treatments to repair your tooth and restore your smile. Our dental fillings use tooth-colored filling material that blends in with teeth, and we also offer dental crowns to repair more advanced cases of decay. No matter what your dental situation, the experts at our Wheat Ridge, Golden and Denver locations will help you choose the ideal treatment plan to reclaim your dental health.

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist

Dental decay is among the most common preventable diseases, but with diligent oral hygiene and regular visits to our Wheat Ridge, Golden, or Denver dentist's office, we can help you prevent decay and maintain your dream smile. Ready to find out how you can supercharge your smile? Contact us today!

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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