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How can you tell if you have tooth decay?

 

It can be difficult to know if you have tooth decay. While you may assume that if you have something wrong with your teeth then they will hurt, the truth is there can be something seriously wrong with your mouth and you may not even feel anything at all. This is why it’s important for you to visit the dentist regularly, because he or she will be able to detect problems with your teeth long before you can.

The truth is, once you start to feel pain in your mouth then chances are the problem has existed for quite some time now. For example, you can be wearing away at your tooth enamel for years by brushing too hard and consuming highly acidic foods and drinks, but your teeth won’t feel pain due to this until you’ve started to affect the layer of your tooth underneath the enamel, known as dentin. At this point, you may have permanently damaged your teeth.

While brushing and flossing regularly are good ways to prevent harming your teeth, it’s still important to go to the dentist at least twice a year so he or she can check for serious problems.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Peoria, call Maple Shade Dental Group today or make an appointment.


Maple Shade Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Peoria. With 3 affiliated practices throughout Peoria, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Maple Shade Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Maple Shade Dental Group.

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