Elgin Family Dental, Inc.

Why do I still get cavities when I brush and floss regularly?

There are many factors beyond oral hygiene that impact the health of your smile. If you are brushing and flossing routinely, you’re on the right track. But if you are serious about avoiding cavities, your efforts must be combined with preventive cleanings and exams to be most effective.

During these routine appointments, we offer a comprehensive exam including an oral cancer screening. We will also discuss other factors that impact your oral health including dry mouth, the medications you take, whether or not you smoke, your diet, and even the part genetics play.

If your x-rays aren’t current, we may take new ones to identify and diagnose new problems that might be developing within your teeth or under your gums. We may also recommend fluoride varnish or dental sealants to provide further protection from cavities.

There are many ways we can help you avoid cavities, and the best place to start is with an appointment for a cleaning and exam at our Elgin, TX dental office. We’ll evaluate the current condition of your teeth so we can treat any problems before they become complicated and costly to treat.

Please call us at (512) 285-3322 to make an appointment or email us using our convenient online contact form.

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Our main goal at Elgin Family Dental has always been to protect the health of our patients, our team, and our community.  In light of Gov. Abbott's executive order and direction from the TSBDE our practice is re-opening Monday, May 11, 2020 for all dental procedures.
  • Our online practice portal is always open.  You can log in at www.patientconnect365.com to access your appointments, office forms and documents.  You can also reach the portal under the "Patient Information Tab" on this website.
  • Our intentions are for our office to have normal M-Th office hours, but during this transition time, our  hours may be more fluid, so please check our office voice message for the latest hours
  • You will notice some changes in our office procedures, which will be sent to our patients before their appointment.