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What do you know about the causes of cavities? You probably know that if you don’t brush well, you could find yourself dealing with them, but would you be surprised to know that there are people who are simply more likely to have a cavity than others are? Naturally, there are a number of reasons for different genetic dispositions, including soft enamel or crowded teeth.

Sadly, you won’t be able to change soft enamel. However, you can avoid soda and sugary drinks as they can wear your enamel quickly. Also, make sure you don’t brush too hard. Hard brushing can also damage your enamel and gums.

Conversely, you can do something to overcome crowded teeth. At times, this may involve orthodontic care, or removing excessive teeth. Still, if you are dealing with the crowded teeth, we recommend dealing with it quickly. You see, crowded teeth will hide bacteria and make it very difficult to clean your teeth as thoroughly as possible—even with a toothbrush and flossing. If you are coping with this issue, we recommend vising our office. We can give you specific advice to meet your needs.

Fortunately, regardless of whether you are predisposed to tooth decay or not, addressing cavities is fairly simple. However, leaving cavities unfilled can cause pain and can even make root canal therapy a necessity. Getting your cavities filled should be a priority.

If you have any questions or concerns about your teeth, please feel free to call Philippe Athuil, DDS at 310-286-2241. Dr. Philippe Athuil and our team look forward to hearing from you.