Cavities are often viewed as an annoyance, a little twinge that we just put up with until we have a chance to get to the dentist. Then comes the drilling and filling, and, if the cavity is bad enough, the tooth extraction. But there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the cavities that haunt your mouth.

Cavities are just that, a cavity in the tooth, usually caused by sugars or acids in your diet that remain on the teeth long enough to corrode the enamel away. But it gets worse. Cavities can harbor bacterium that is linked to everything from high blood pressure to heart disease. Getting a cavity is not just an annoyance, but a serious threat to your overall health.

The best treatment for a cavity is prevention. But if you do get a cavity, call Aspen Springs Dental and let your Centennial dentist take care of it for you. The worst thing you can do for a cavity is wait to have it checked out. Don’t wait another day and deal with the pain and threat of disease that a cavity poses. Call your Centennial dentist today!