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, itā€™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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Have been with this office since they opened. Good customer service and not pushy or insistent on selling extra dental treatment. It’s recommended and left up to the customer.
Kimberly A.
Everything went well and explained throughout the whole procedure. Very kind assistant also..
Eric B.
Tremendous sensitivity and help for my elderly mother’s oral situation. Much more to come. Thank you!
Minna H.
Everyone at the office was very nice and professional
Antonia S.
They are attentive and nice staff.
Sonia P.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Joann K.
All of the staff are caring, professional, and go out of their way to ensure that your experience is a great one!
Linda W.
I love the service here with Dr Khosravi and Cesar excellent stuff
Celia G.
Everyone very friendly
Francine L.
The dentist helped my fearful son thru a cavity and extraction and made it all no big deal.
Tyler E.
Great experience with Jennifer.:)
Monica L.
Great work and professional staff šŸ˜Š
Vincent M.
Tara did a wonderful job , I only had a teeth cleaning but she did a great job and I stayed very relaxed
Patricia B.
Great customer service
Ryan D.
Very friendly staff from walking in the door to the dentist who was very friendly and explained everything as we went along.
Lana C.
Overall friendliness and thorough explanations.
Donovan E.
Office staff and Dr. K were wonderful! Very clean office
Ashley S.
I’ve never had a bad experience
Nichole U.
Excellent treatment
Oren J.
Everyone that works there very polite, friendly and professional.
Michael B.
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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 9:00 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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