Cavities aren’t just for children; anyone can develop a cavity! It’s October, which means there are more candy and sweets on display more than any other time of the year. Make sure your oral health doesn’t fall to the wayside as we roll into the holiday season! General dentist Dr. Christopher Banks offers patient-focused, high-quality dental care in his Chevy Chase, MD dental office. Cavities can be stubborn, but with proper care, patients can receive the dental treatment they need. Dr. Banks can examine your smile and determine which treatment is right for your smile.


Cavities develop when sugar and starch mix with bacteria in the mouth, forming an acid that attacks the tooth enamel. The acid causes tooth decay and eventually, a cavity will form. The best way to prevent cavities is maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine and schedule biannual preventive care visits to our Chevy Chase dental office. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, using a fluoride mouthwash, and staying hydrated will help minimize your chance of developing cavities. Also, knowing the signs of cavities may help you in the future.

Cavity Symptoms:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Toothache
  • Visible holes or pits in the teeth
  • Colored stains on the tooth

In terms of treatments for cavities, Dr. Banks may suggest a dental filling, dental crown, root canal, or a professional dental to help improve your smile. Dr. Banks will work closely with you to restore beauty and function back to your smile.

Schedule An Appointment

If you haven’t visited the dentist for a biannual preventive care exam, visit Capital Cosmetic Dentistry of Chevy Chase. Dr. Banks can properly treat your cavity and provide any other dental treatment you may need to improve your smile. Patients can call our Chevy, Chase dental office to make an appointment or schedule an appointment online.


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