A Dental Filling Might Be Used in Cavity Treatment

Posted on January 25, 2018 by wlda

Each of your teeth relies on strong tooth enamel to carry out the basic functions of speaking, biting, chewing, and breaking down food to be safely swallowed. If you fail to effectively brush your teeth twice each day, or if you have a bad habit of forgetting to floss, the persistent presence of plaque in your mouth can gradually demineralize your tooth enamel.

If your tooth enamel continues to become demineralized on a chronic basis, your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth will significantly increase. As this starts to happen, you might notice problems with tooth sensitivity, as well as the possible development of small cavities on one or more teeth.

If enamel demineralization is caught early on, an experienced dentist like Dr. [doctor_name] might be able to repair any small cavities that have formed by installing a simple dental filling. Composite resin and metallic amalgam are two of the more popular substances used in dental filling treatments.

Once the tooth has been effectively treated, you might want to also make sure that you are brushing your teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste that has received the American Dental Association’s Seal of Approval. This will help you maintain strong tooth enamel and healthy teeth.

If you live in the [city], [state], area, and if you suspect that a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call [phone] and schedule a dental checkup with our dentist at [practice_name].

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