A Word to the “Wise”: Avoid Cavities in your Wisdom Teeth

Beaming ManCavities are one of the most common diagnoses that people hear when they go in for a dental checkup. You have many shapes, sizes, and positions of teeth that can be attacked. This includes your wisdom teeth. Dr. Angela Ganjoor, your Celina dentist, takes pride in providing patients with education to help them preserve their dental health. Enjoy today’s blog to learn more about cavities and wisdom teeth.

Weak Enamel Makes Cavities More Likely

Your tooth enamel is comprised primarily of calcium and phosphate as well as other minerals. Enamel is a complex and extremely strong compound. In fact, it’s the second strongest element on the entire planet. Your nutritional efforts and dental health routine can help to ensure healthy levels of calcium and other nutrients that keep your tooth enamel strong enough to combat cavities. Since your mouth is the home of hundreds of strains of bacteria (some good; some bad) you need all the help you can get to stop germs from infecting and rotting away at your teeth.

Wisdom for the Dental Ages

The average human mouth is inhabited by 32 teeth. This includes your wisdom teeth, though a number of people have issues with those back four molars and end up having minor oral surgery in order for wisdom teeth to be removed. In fact, some wisdom teeth remain impacted. Should your wisdom teeth grow in at a destructive angle or not erupt through your gingival tissues at all, the procedure involved to remove them is out patient and generally quick to recover from. And in our modern and industrialized society, you don’t really need your wisdom teeth anyway.

Maintain Your Teeth with Celina Family Dentist

By brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day and visiting your 75009 dentist at least once every six months, you can help control harmful plaque formation and prevent resulting cavities on any and all of your teeth. To learn more about protecting your oral health, schedule an appointment with your dentist in Celina by calling (214) 851-0130. Located in the 75009 area, we serve patients of all ages from Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding areas.