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Dr. Sindledecker, Dr. Saltz, and the Sindledecker Dentistry team frequently address inquiries about cavities and their causes. Patients often wonder, “I brush twice a day, floss regularly, and use hydrogen peroxide rinse, so the likelihood of a cavity is low, right?”

Not necessarily.

In the early stages, cavities, also known as caries, may not exhibit symptoms, and patients might not feel any pain or discomfort. It’s only as tooth decay progresses that signs become noticeable. If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, it’s advisable to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz promptly:

  1. Dull or sharp toothache
  2. Tooth sensitivity or mild to sharp pain when consuming sweet, hot, or cold items
  3. Persistent bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth
  4. A sticky, tarry sensation when biting down
  5. Pus or discharge around a tooth, especially when applying pressure to your gums
  6. Visible holes or discoloration in your teeth (typically black or brown)

Cavities can develop at any age, and routine dental care is crucial to prevent them or the onset of tooth decay. Regular cleanings with Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz at Sindledecker Dentistry are essential. If you’re overdue for a checkup or suspect you may have a cavity, please contact our Boca Raton office to schedule an appointment.

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