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Cavity prevention, treatment, and care

Experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, or visible holes in your teeth? These could be signs of cavities.

At Tidewater Dental, we’re here to assist you. Our MD & Washington DC cavities dentists use advanced tools to diagnose the issue and create a personalized treatment plan.

Take the first step toward a healthier mouth and a happier you. Request an appointment today, and let’s bring back your radiant smile!

What causes cavities?

Cavities result from a mix of factors that gradually contribute to tooth decay:

  • Poor oral hygiene: Leftover food particles in your mouth provide a feast for bacteria, leading to acid production that eats away at the enamel, ultimately forming cavities.
  • Sugary and acidic diets: Sugars fuel harmful acids when interacting with mouth bacteria, leading to enamel erosion and weakened teeth, culminating in cavities.
  • Dry mouth: Reduced saliva flow in a dry mouth leaves teeth more vulnerable to cavities.
  • Plaque accumulation: When not removed through regular brushing and flossing, plaque builds up, creating a breeding ground for cavity-causing bacteria.
  • Gum recession: Exposed tooth roots from receding gums are softer and more susceptible to decay compared to enamel.

Don’t underestimate the importance of addressing cavities promptly. Request an appointment today to prevent these consequences and protect your teeth from further damage.

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Our cavities treatments

At Tidewater Dental, we recognize that cavities can greatly impact your oral health. That’s why we offer a range of advanced treatments tailored to address the root causes of your discomfort and provide you with lasting relief.

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Dental Fillings

This is the most common treatment against cavities. Our dentists will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill the cavity using a filling.

Dental Sealants

We help you safeguard your molars and premolars by applying a slim, protective coating to their chewing surfaces, creating a shield against bacteria that can cause cavities.

Dental Crowns

When a cavity is extensive and has weakened the tooth’s structure, we may suggest a dental crown to cover and protect the tooth.

Root Canal Therapy

If the cavity has reached the inner pulp of the tooth and caused infection or extensive damage, a root canal may be necessary. Our dentists will remove the infected pulp and seal your tooth to prevent further damage.

Preventive Care

Regular visits to the dentist, professional cleanings, and guidance on good oral hygiene are crucial for keeping your dental health in top shape and spotting cavities in their initial phases.

What to expect at your cavities treatment appointment

  1. We’ll conduct a comprehensive examination to diagnose the severity of your cavities.
  2. Based on your diagnosis, we’ll develop a tailored plan to address your specific needs and answer any questions you may have.
  3. Your comfort is paramount; we’ll ensure you’re at ease throughout the appointment.
  4. Our cavities dentists will administer the suggested treatment with precision and expertise.
  5. We’ll provide post-treatment instructions and guidance to optimize your recovery.
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Ready to elevate your smile?

At Tidewater Dental, we’re here to greet patients of every age, no matter how long it’s been since their last visit. Our team is all about making your experience comfy and stress-free.

  1. Schedule your visit
  2. Your initial visit entails a cleaning, examination, and x-rays.
  3. We’ll assess your oral well-being and devise an appropriate course of action tailored to your needs.

Why Choose Us?


We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible financing and payment options.

FREE teeth whitening for life

All our patients, including new patients, are eligible for a teeth whitening treatment.

We treat patients of all ages

Efficient & friendly dental care that makes both adults and little ones feel good.

Same-day appointments

Experiencing an emergency? No need to worry. We’re here for you.

Frequently asked questions about cavities

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What are cavities, and how do they form?

Cavities, also known as dental caries, are permanently damaged areas on the hard surface of teeth that evolve into small openings or holes. They develop when mouth bacteria generate acids that attack and weaken tooth enamel, causing decay.

What are the common symptoms of cavities?
Typical symptoms of cavities include:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Visible pits or holes in the teeth
  • Dark spots on the tooth surface
Are cavities only a concern for children?

No, cavities can affect individuals of all ages. Although children are more vulnerable due to their developing teeth and higher sugar intake, adults can also develop cavities if they don’t maintain proper oral hygiene practices.

How can I prevent cavities?
To prevent cavities, follow good oral hygiene practices, such as:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Daily flossing
  • Reducing consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks
  • Using toothpaste with fluoride
  • Regular dental check-ups and cleanings
Does my insurance cover cavities?

Coverage for cavity treatments varies depending on the insurance provider and the specific policy. We accept most dental insurance plans, and we’ll assist you in understanding your coverage and anticipated expenses. To learn more about your coverage, contact us today.

Hear from our patients

“Tidewater Dental is very nice — the staff is friendly and very professional. It has a family-like atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

— Allison O.

“Tidewater Dental is incredible! Our whole family uses them and we have recommended them to many friends and family. We have had great experiences with the front office, nurses, and the dentist.”

— Swann Family

“Tidewater Dental comfortably meets my dental needs. Cleanings and check ups are always a pleasant and safe experience. “

— Doug S.

Investing in your health goes a long way

We take care of all the details so you can focus on your health. Our offices accept most insurance plans. No insurance? Sign up for an annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Enjoy free x-rays, low-cost exams, and up to 50% off most other treatments. Membership starts at just $120/year!

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Convenient & Efficient Appointments

We know you have a busy life, so we do all we can to ensure your experience at the dentist is simple and easy. We guarantee that your appointment will start on time and offer multiple locations and same-day appointments.

Our Locations

Tidewater Dental
Charlotte Hall

30320 Triangle Dr., Suite 4
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Get Directions

(301) 359-1717

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

10113 Ward Rd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754
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(301) 327-3314

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Washington, DC

4740 Connecticut Ave NW #102
Washington, DC 20008
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(202) 537-0003

Mon - Thur: 7:00am -  5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Glen Burnie

1720 Crain Highway S., Suite 103
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Get Directions

(410) 761-0095

Mon - Thur: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

2830 Campus Way N. Suite 614
Lanham, MD 20706
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(301) 955-9198

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Lexington Park

2134 Great Mills Rd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
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(301) 862-3900

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Prince Frederick

700 Prince Frederick Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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(410) 414-8333

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

13350 HG Trueman Rd.
Solomons, MD 20688
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(410) 326-4078

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

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