Dental Cavities Pennington NJ

Tooth cavities are a major concern for children as well as adults. The American Dental Association estimates that half of all first-graders have tooth cavities. We offer a range of treatment for tooth cavities regardless of age, from preventive care to dental fillings and root canals.

What Causes Tooth Cavities?

Tooth cavities, called dental caries, are generally caused by plaque build up. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. When plaque comes in contact with sugar and starch, it causes bacteria to produce an acid that attacks and erodes tooth enamel. As the tooth enamel breaks down and wears away, the tooth becomes susceptible to the formation of dental cavities.

How to Prevent Tooth Cavities:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (if over the age of 2)
  • Floss daily – cavities frequently form between teeth
  • Maintain a healthy diet, limiting sugary snacks and soda
  • Visit the dentist regularly for teeth cleanings and exams

Tooth Cavity Symptoms

Many people who have cavities experience no symptoms. As the tooth cavity gets larger, symptoms may include:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain when eating hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Visible holes in teeth
  • Pus around the tooth and gums

Treatment For Tooth Cavities

We offer a range of general dentistry services to treat any stage of tooth decay. Sealants may be placed on children’s teeth to prevent cavities. For early stages of tooth decay and small cavities, the dentist may place a tooth colored dental filling. Other options include inlays, onlays and dental crowns. If tooth decay is extensive, a root canal may be necessary.

DIAGNOdent – Dental Cavity Detection
We have incorporated the latest technology into our office to help us take a proactive approach and stop cavities before they form. The DIAGNOdent is pen-like device that can detect early tooth decay. With this tool, our dentists are able to intercept tooth decay before it progresses.

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  • You have been such a great support in the care for our mother over these years. I wanted to keep her pain free and you helped us with that. The last miraculous feat was the saving of that front tooth that broke. It made me smile because she hated that her teeth were discolored. She would have LOVED that shiny white tooth!! Thank you for that and, for contributing to alzheimer's research in her name.

    Brenda

  • I always have an outstanding visit and just recently referred two more people who raved about the experience they had! The proper time and attention to detail is always taken on every appointment.

    Lisa C.

  • Nan is awesome, she always makes me comfortable and explains everything clearly, I have and would recommend the office.

    Andrea P.

  • Everything is great and the service is amazing. This is the reason I drive over 1.5 hours each way to receive dental care there.

    Stephen G.

  • I’ve been going to Dr. Vagnozzi since she opened her practice. Everyone is amazing! Dr. Vagnozzi takes her time and really pays attention to detail. I always feel like she is giving me the best advice!

    Phyllis C.

  • I didn’t go to the dentist for a while because I had bad experiences. Then a friend referred me to the Spa Dentistry office. I usually see Dr. Silk. I have a lot of confidence in him and am very comfortable with everyone in the office now. The office is beautiful and comfortable. Everyone is friendly and professional and always makes you feel comfortable. I had two bridges done that have worked out great! I highly recommend the dental group to anyone because they are very personable and always make me feel comfortable.

    Robert T.

  • Just a little note of thanks for taking the time to deal with my big baby! He is terrified of the dentist and you made it a bit less scary for him. The tender pampering you and your staff offer goes a long way! Thanks a million.

    Kim and Ian

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Vagnozzi Bucci Spa Dental Practice since April 2002 and I’m extremely happy. I have dental insurance that I cannot use at the office however, I still choose to go there. The whole staff is superior in their technical abilities, attitude and professionalism. Every procedure I have had done there has exceeded my expectations. Painless dentistry at its finest. I can not use enough adjectives to describe and praise these doctors and professional staff. It’s not the dentistry you remember from your childhood; this is the dental practice of the future.

    Gayle D.

  • I just wanted to thank all of you for taking such good care of my aunt while she and my uncle were in the states from Australia. They were thrilled with her new teeth and told us you were amazing! I know medical/dental care is no where near as good in the U.K. or Australia as it is here, so I am glad if she had to have treatment, it was done by you. Thanks you again; I owe you one, but hope you don’t need any physical therapy anytime soon...

    David, Priscilla and Lynn

  • I want to thank you for going out of your way countless times to correct and fix my two permanent crowns. It is rare to meet a person of your character. I am lucky to have you and your magnificent staff care for me.

    Elizabeth