Nashua, NH Dentist
Nashua Smile Makers
76 Allds Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 882-3727
Dentist in Nashua, NH Call For Financing Options

Find answers and other helpful dental topics in our digital library.


By Nashua Smile Makers
November 15, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Filling  

Cavities are caused by an acid that is created when carbohydrate-rich foods are combined with the naturally-occurring bacteria inside your mouth. And when cavities happen, the family dentistry team at Nashua Smile Makers in Nashua, New Hampshire is who you want to contact. Dr. Salvatore Guerriero and Dr Salvatore Colletta have years of experience diagnosing and treating cavities. Below are some of the symptoms of cavities that may prompt you to make an appointment.


Cavities can breach the protective outer layers of the teeth, stimulating the nerves inside whenever you eat or drink something hot or cold, resulting in an uncomfortable tingling sensation known as tooth sensitivity. Sweet or sticky foods and drinks can also evoke this sensation. Although the cause for your tooth sensitivity may be something other than a cavity, it's worth contacting your Nashua family dentist to determine what's going on.

A dark spot on your tooth

Depictions of cavities on posters or in children's books are always large black holes on an otherwise brilliant white tooth. Real cavities can actually look like a tiny hole or indentation on the surface of a tooth, and they may trap particles of foods or drinks that cause them to look brown or black. Not all cavities are visible, however; that's why checkups at your Nashua family dentistry office are so important.

A white streak on your tooth

For many people, cavities don't start out as gaping holes. The first visible sign of a cavity may be a brighter white mark on your tooth, indicating that the enamel has been compromised. Although no one's teeth are naturally one uniform color, if you notice a new white spot on one of your teeth, contacting your Nashua family dentist is the first step you should take. In some cases, this can mean the decay has been caught early enough that a filling isn't necessary.

For a dental practice that benefits your entire family, contact Nashua Smile Makers to schedule an appointment with Dr. Salvatore Guerrero or Dr. Salvatore Colletta today.