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Taking care of cavities

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we generally tend to overlook taking care of our mouths. In a new report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one in every five Americans has untreated cavities. Per an article by, “Untreated tooth decay is prevalent in the U.S.,” said report co-author Dr. Bruce Dye, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. “It appears that we haven’t been able to make any significant strides during the last decade to reduce untreated cavities.”

To reduce your risk of developing a cavity, Dr. Shane McDowell and his professional staff recommended brushing and flossing daily and making sure you have your yearly professional dental cleaning. When dental cavities and other problems are caught and treated early, it saves money. Maintaining a healthy diet will also help in avoiding those dreaded cavities.

The office of Dr. Shane McDowell offers their patients excellent general dentistry services to make sure your mouth stays happy and healthy. From examinations and cleanings to restorative procedures such as root canals, extractions and gum treatments, Dr. McDowell and his team provide the full array of dental care services with special attention to your comfort and health.

If you have a cavity, or need any other services, please call (239) 936-0597 or go online to to make your next dental visit.

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