When a cavity is in the earliest stages, you might not notice any cavity symptoms. Following a regular oral care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing can help prevent cavities and tooth decay. (1)
As tooth decay progresses, cavity symptoms start to appear. If you notice any of these common cavity symptoms, see your dentist as soon as possible. The earlier symptoms are identified, the quicker and easier the cavity treatment will be. Tune in to your teeth, and be on the lookout for these cavity symptoms:
- Pain: A toothache is one of the most common cavity symptoms.
- Pressure: Both increased tooth sensitivity and pain when biting down can indicate a cavity.
- Pits: Cavity symptoms may include a noticeable hole or pit in the affected tooth. Sometimes the holes are only visible on a dental x-ray.
- Pus: One of the more serious and obvious cavity symptoms is pus around a tooth. (1),(2),(3)
How to Treat Cavity Symptoms
If you visit a dentist he or she will examine your mouth to assess the severity of any cavity symptoms or tooth decay.
Keep Cavity Symptoms from Calling
The best way to help prevent cavity symptoms is to follow a regular oral care routine, and the right oral care products make it easy. The Crest Pro-Health Regimen includes oral care products that work together to maintain a healthy mouth and to protect against cavities before they start.
Pros of Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste
An effective oral care routine to help prevent cavities starts with effective toothpaste. Four Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste varieties (Clean Mint, Clean Cinnamon, Night and Whitening) are accepted by the American Dental Association for six areas of oral care: cavities, gingivitis, plaque, promoting tooth whitening, protecting against tooth sensitivity, and bad breath. Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste is available in several flavors, including Clean Mint and Clean Cinnamon. The other elements of the Crest Pro-Health Regimen are Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Rinse, Crest Glide Deep Clean Floss, and the Oral-B Vitality Toothbrush. All Crest Pro-Health toothpastes are triclosan free.(4)
Whiten Your Teeth While helping to Prevent Cavities
You can help prevent cavity symptoms and brighten your smile at the same time with Crest Pro-Health Whitening Gel Toothpaste. This toothpaste contains the same benefits as the other Crest Pro-Health toothpastes but with more of Crest’s best cleaning agent* that cleans daily tooth surface stains. All Crest Pro-Health toothpastes are triclosan free. (4)
*vs. original Pro Health.
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