Dental One Associates of Manassas
7800 Sudley Road, Suite 7810, Manassas, VA 20109

Fighting Tooth Decay – Cavity Prevention is Key

Cavity Prevention

Cavities or dental caries are a result of tooth decay. The condition is so common that it affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Fortunately, it’s not life threatening, and following simple oral hygiene steps can help tremendously with cavity prevention. Tooth decay starts when a sticky film called plaque adheres to the surfaces of teeth. When the bacteria present in plaque encounters starches and sugars, they produce powerful acids, which deteriorate tooth enamel by demineralization. Foods that can lead to tooth decay include soda, candy, desserts, milk, and some fruits and starchy vegetables.

Saliva acts as a buffer and remineralizing agent to combat the acids formed by plaque, so anything that encourages saliva production also aids in cavity prevention. Dentists often suggest sugarless gum as a way to stimulate saliva flow. Although this natural defense is effective, it is not enough to prevent cavities.

The most important weapons against tooth decay are good oral hygiene and fluoride. Brushing and flossing daily are imperative. Fluoride is an agent that can rebuild damage caused by plaque bacteria by remineralizing the tooth structure. It is present in toothpaste, some bottled and canned beverages, and tap water.

Affordable dentists are valuable allies in the war against cavities. They can help the children tooth decay targets by applying dental sealants. These thin, plastic coatings are painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth to form a barrier against plaque. Highly concentrated fluoride products such as gels, mouth rinses and oral supplements can also help with cavity prevention, especially when patients do not get fluoride from the water they drink.

Parents of children with frequent cavities should ask their dentists about professional treatment options.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Manassas, call Dental One Associates of Manassas today at (571) 535-2365 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Manassas. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Manassas, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Manassas.

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Patient Reviews
The services of the staff is very good.
Pearl L.
I have been going to this office for over a decade. The staff is always professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. Also, they bend over backwards to […]
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Staff was very friendly!!
Raymond H.
It was easy to make an appointment with a narrow schedule for me,They did all the work that needed to be done at one sitting. They did a very […]
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My experience at Dental One was very good.
Paul S.
It was probably the best dental visit have experienced.
David M.
Always a pleasant and professional experience!
Anonymous
Even for a surgery they made it as painfree as possible and the staff was really great
Trenton M.
Andrea did her usual magic in a timely fashion. Job well done.
Charles D.
Jennifer was great, low pain, teeth looked great and great advice on keeping up with my dental care routine.
Sarah C.
So many dentist in the world but i feel like I've found the best one!
Eva A.
I felt very cared for and well taken care of.
Arthur W.
Service was good
Jeyanthi M.
This was my first visit to see the hygenist Andrea. She was very pleasant and very informative and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. She […]
Jodi K.
Taken back right on time, dental cleaning in a timely fashion with Andrea and I was done ! No complaints whatsoever.
Jane B.
very happy
David G.
Another great appointment.
Oren J.
Always A Good visit
Ray H.
On time and quality care.
James W.
The staff is professional and Dr. K is the best!
Joan G.
Great, front desk people are nice, dentists are good.
Khin O.
Always a wonderful experience!
Sharon F.
I was happy with the services!
Thaison T.
Friendly and kind staff create a fun and relaxed environment, and were also great at dealing with my insurance to make sure I was properly covered […]
Philip F.
Friendly staff and doctor
Joana D.
The experience was a good one.
Paul L.
Dr. Ramesetti is awesome. She has performed many procedures for me, and I knew without a doubt, she'd ensure I received the best care and treatment.
Jeannine B.
Every one is very friendly ' I feel like one of the family every time I visit ' thanks"
Jerry B.
It good and fast doctor Lyn did everything he could to make feel comfortable very happy with the outcome of the surgery the only thing I wish they […]
Jose S.
Always a great experience no matter how painful the procedure!
Eva A.
Since it had been many years since I had last seen a dentist, I was a little apprehensive in my first visit. The staff put me at ease (at least as […]
John M.
All of the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable
David C.
I do recommend this place very nice
Vilma A.
Dr. Ramisetty is simply the best in my opinion. She just has a way of making me comfortable and that is very important to a dental coward such as […]
Matthew N.
Great visit, as always.
Oren J.
Manassas Dental One is the best!!!
John O.
Always excellent. Everything was explained and my dental health keeps improving!
Sharon F.
My experience was very good in terms of timing and the service I received.
Paul S.
Will never look forward to going to the dentist but Manassas Dental One does a good job to minimize the discomfort. I'll probably stay with them […]
John M.
Great visit, friendly and professional staff.
Amy H.
Not visiting dental facilities often, I cannot judge what is average. My wife says Dental one is good and she is a good judge of medical services. My […]
Reynaldo A.
Dr did an awesome job. Was gentle and seemed concerned, often they are not.
John N.
Great service by Doctor and others. The experience was pleasant all around.
Mira N.
I always like Dr. Ramasety (spelling). She is very good and wonderful.
Marianne M.
10.The reason for the excellent service is that the Doctors, Supervisor and the Staff treat you with you wanted to be treat and Love personally love […]
Jesse W.
I find the entire staff to be polite, friendly and professional in the services they offer and how they treat me each and every time I have been in […]
David L.
Always a wonderful experience and very pleasant staff.
Sharon F.
Patient friendly environment. I absolutely love the staff.
Aisha A.
Never disappointed and I always leave with a smile!
Eva A.
I have been with this office for seven years and even though there has been some staff turnover, everyone is still professional and pleasant.
Janet W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (571) 535-2365
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