Why Do I Keep Getting Cavities?

Healthy,And,Decayed,Teeth,Model,And,Mouth,Mirror,,Dental,Concepts. Cavities are areas in your teeth that have decayed. There are many ways for tooth decay to occur, so it is important to take preventative measures to protect your oral health. At Nevada Dental Esthetics, we can provide oral care and help you develop a healthy routine to maintain your happy and healthy smile. We even offer tooth-colored fillings to help you restore appearance and protect your tooth from a cavity.

Reasons You Keep Getting Cavities

If you find yourself frequently getting cavities, potential causes include:

Poor Oral Hygiene

As you may know, brushing and flossing are essential for oral health! Inadequate brushing or flossing can leave plaque and excess food on your teeth. This invites bacteria, which produce acid, erode tooth enamel, and subsequently cause tooth decay.

Bad Oral Habits

Some habits, such as tobacco or alcohol consumption, can negatively impact your oral health. These habits can result in dry mouth or oral cancer. Diets that are high in sugar and carbohydrates can also increase the likelihood of enamel erosion. All of these can contribute to an increased risk of attaining cavities.

Enamel Problems

Enamel is the hard outer layer of your teeth and protects the softer tissues underneath. Weaker enamel can lead to you being more vulnerable to tooth decay. If you have weak enamel or any other enamel defects, you may find that you have more cavities than most people.

Decreased Fluoride Exposure

Fluoride is essential for oral health. The mineral helps to strengthen your enamel, making your teeth more resistant to acid. This reinforcement makes your teeth more vulnerable to erosion and cavity formation.


Aging brings changes to our oral health. As we age, we may notice reduced saliva production and receding gums. With both of these symptoms, older individuals may develop more cavities.

Skipping Dental Checkups

Even if you have a higher propensity for cavity development, attending regularly scheduled dental appointments can identify cavities when they are very small and easier to address. Without these checkups, your tooth decay expands, eventually leading to complications such as gum disease, severe erosion, infection, and even tooth loss.

Let Us Help

It’s no fun to discover that you have cavities. To minimize the appearance of tooth decay, it’s crucial to maintain a consistent oral care routine, have regular dental checkups, and address any health problems you are experiencing.

Dr. Jorge Paez is an experienced dentist who stays current with the latest technologies, including laser dentistry, to enhance cavity treatment and minimize discomfort.

Contact Nevada Dental Esthetics at 702-737-3553 to book an appointment today. Together, we can develop a personalized plan to prevent future cavities and enhance your oral health.

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