What You'll Get
- Consultation, Dental Exam, and X-Rays for One
- Consultation, Dental Exam, and X-Rays for Two
Cavities: Portrait of an Enamel Assassin
One primary purpose of a dental appointment is checking for cavities. To learn exactly how they form, read on.
Cavities—also known as dental caries or simply tooth decay—form as the direct result of two interplaying factors: food and bacteria. As soon as 20 minutes after a meal, more than 500 types of bacteria begin to feast on any refined sugar or starch they can find, producing a potent acid as a byproduct. Tooth enamel is considered the hardest substance in the human body, but if left alone for extended periods, this acid can easily bore its way past the enamel and into the inner layers of the tooth, which house nerves, blood vessels, and minerals worth approximately 25 cents on the fairies’ black market. Cavities can be difficult to notice in time—many don’t exhibit pain in the early stages of development, and they often occur in hard-to-clean spots, such as the small crevices on the top of molars. What’s more, unlike a child’s missing tooth, enamel doesn’t grow back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
In a study conducted in Warwickshire, England, fossilized records showed that only 8% of people living in the Iron Age experienced tooth decay—a stark contrast to today’s 48%. Granted, blacksmiths might have been able to forge strong toothpicks, but there’s a larger culprit to blame: the influx of carbohydrates, sugars, and processed foods that became more common in later humans’ diets. To counter the increase in oral ailments, dentistry evolved from a field that relied solely on bare-knuckle boxing matches to one that delicately treats decay as it appears, most often by removing the acid-eaten portions of the tooth and rebuilding the structure with a cement filling or crown. As always, however, the best offense is a good defense—dentists recommend brushing daily and visiting the office twice a year to prevent cavities from even forming.
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About A Chat with LA Dental Experts
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We are highly trained & skilled cosmetic dental experts in Los Angeles, USA. Quality & Comfort is our highest priority. Our passion is to enhance your oral health and provide you with a bright & beautiful smile you desire.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The quality of care with a gentle touch and bedside manners to service our satisfied patients is what drives this practice.
What do you love most about your job? The satisfaction I get from seeing my patients happy and surprised by the beautiful look of their smile after their smile transformation is priceless. I also get to meet a lot of amazing individuals who become part of my close group of friends and family.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? I had a patient cry from happiness after seeing their smile transformation. I was also in tears and this personal satisfaction is a wonderful feeling.
What to do after the initial visit and purchasing the at-home impression kit for clear aligner braces? Photographs of teeth and the home dental impressions of teeth were reviewed by state-licensed dentist. After start of treatment, our lab take will fabricate a series of transparent aligners custom-made for the teeth. Patients who purchase a treatment plan wear the removable aligners for 6–24 months, changing them every three-four weeks. After the treatment is completed, and if you are satisfied with the results, you will get one set of Free Clear Retainers that have to be used for long time purposes.