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Your daily brushing and flossing routine is critical to removing bacterial deposits from your teeth and along your gumline. Good oral hygiene can greatly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease. At the same time, it’s also important to note that permanent molars and premolars can sometimes have deep recesses in the chewing surface of their tooth enamel. These natural pits and fissures on the surface can sometimes be hard to clean by brushing your teeth.

If bacterial deposits start to collect in the contours and textures of your back teeth, those deposits could attack your start your tooth enamel. This could significantly increase your chances of suffering a cavity, despite your best oral hygiene efforts.

Early symptoms of a cavity can include general discomfort, heightened sensitivity, or pain when you bite down and chew. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to have the teeth examined by one of our skilled dentists, Dr. John Orlando and Dr. Christopher Spelman.

If the dental exam reveals an area of depleted tooth enamel that has not yet developed tooth decay, our dentist might be able to prevent a cavity by cleaning the area before applying a dental sealant. Sealants are a thin layer of plastic designed to protect your tooth from plaque and acids.

If you live in the Hopewell, New Jersey, area and are concerned about one of your teeth, we invite you to call 609-466-1332 to schedule a dental exam at Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC.