How to Tell if You Have Dental Cavities

Preventative Dentistry Napa


Wondering if you could have a cavity? If you’ve never had a cavity before, or if it’s been awhile since you have, it can be difficult to know for sure. The best way to ensure your mouth is in top shape is to schedule regular check-ups with your Napa dentist Dr. Jack Hoey. In the meantime, here’s a few ways to help you determine if you could have a cavity:


Tooth decay or cavities can appear in a number of forms; it can look like light discoloration on the teeth, or darker spots and holes on the surface of teeth. To save your natural tooth, you will most likely need a filling.


If your dental cavity has gone deep enough into your tooth to touch your root, you will likely feel sensitivity to certain food and drinks. Many people explain feeling sensitivities especially when crunching into tart foods like apples, or tasting temperature-extreme foods like hot pasta or cold smoothies. You might eventually feel pain when you eat or drink, so it’s important to have your sensitivities addressed when you first notice them.


Remember to make an appointment with Napa dentist Dr. Jack Hoey as soon as you notice a cavity developing, and the best way to maintain your oral health is to brush and floss your teeth every day, and schedule regular check-ups with Dr. Hoey.


If you suspect a cavity forming in your mouth, or to schedule your next appointment with Napa dentist Dr. Jack Hoey, call 707-254-7600 today!