There are several reasons you may develop a cavity, from genetics and diet, to how well you really brush and floss regularly. Most patients don’t realize they have a cavity until it becomes severe or we notice it during a regular dental visit.
If you do need treatment for a cavity, we offer natural white fillings (also known as composite fillings) as a solution. Not only do they look great and blend in with your smile, but they’re also strong, durable, and long-lasting.
The best part? Our fillings are minimally invasive and can be placed during the same visit. You’ll leave our Maui office with a better smile than when you came in!
Of course, the best way you can deal with cavities is to prevent them in the first place. During your regular checkup with Lahaina Smiles Dental, we will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and bacteria that brushing and flossing can’t reach. We’ll also talk to you about ways you can improve your dental care routine at home to avoid cavities in the future.
Do I have a cavity?
If you have recently experienced any toothaches or developed a sensitivity to hot and cold beverages or food, you may have a cavity. Although, for some patients, there may not be any pain present.
If you’re still unsure whether you have a cavity, we recommend scheduling an appointment to discuss your concerns with Dr. Kadohiro or Dr. Barba. They will perform a visual exam and may take digital x-rays to confirm whether you may need treatment.