When you have a cavity, this could lead to lead to sensitive teeth and serious toothaches. Unless treated in a timely manner, your smile could develop infections and risk tooth loss too! To preserve your smile, your Garland, TX, dentist offers dental fillings that look natural!
The Warning Signs of Tooth Decay
How do you know if you have a cavity? Well, if you attend routine checkup visit every six months, then we will likely diagnose issues like tooth decay in the early stages, often before you experience discomfort. Otherwise, you may not know you need help until the issue reaches the later stages, causing tooth sensitivity and toothaches. At this stage, treatment is crucial for avoiding the onset of infections and potentially even tooth loss.
Placing Composite Resin Dental Fillings
When you have a cavity, we will offer a solution by first removing the decay from the tooth and thoroughly cleaning it. Next, we prepare the composite resin, a blend of glass and acrylic that can be shaded to match your smile. We place the material and then shape the tooth as the composite resin cures under a light. Finally, we polish the tooth to ensure a more lifelike appearance. The entire process only takes one visit, and helps restore the health and function of your smile, while also offering a natural-looking appearance.
Steps to Prevent Future Decay
To help lower the risk of tooth decay in the future, we suggest starting each day by brushing your teeth for two minutes using a toothbrush with soft bristles and a fluoride toothpaste. Before bed, repeat this step and also floss every night before going to bed. These steps remove the stray food particles that would otherwise feed harmful oral bacteria and increase the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Your smile also benefits from a healthier diet, as cutting back on sugary foods and drinks denies fuel for bacteria and reduces plaque buildup. Be sure you attend checkup and cleanings too! A checkup allows us to monitor your smile for the earliest indicators of trouble, and a cleaning removes all plaque and tartar to keep teeth bright and healthy. If you have any questions about preventing decay, or about our lifelike treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you maintain a healthy and whole smile!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT TREATING CAVITIES?
Treatment in the early stages of a cavity helps you avoid serious discomfort or the risk of losing your tooth altogether. To learn more about treating cavities or aching teeth, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.