Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed in a dental office. If you have a cavity it’s important to see a dentist and have the cavity removed and the tooth loss “filled in” with a dental material usually made of a composite resin and or silver amalgam. At Geelan Dental Care, we provide our patients with the latest technology and materials, which is why we use tooth color composite fillings, which offer excellent longevity and aesthetics.
The best way to prevent cavities is to practice great oral hygiene. Dr. Geelan suggests brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and getting a regular professional cleaning every 6 months. When brushing teeth, a good rule of thumb is to brush for at least 2 mintues, or sing “Happy Birthday” two times. Avoid foods that contain sugar, as these foods increase the acid and bacteria in your mouth, leading to tooth decay. If you suspect you have a cavity, call Geelan Dental Care today.
Remember, early detection of a cavity is imperative to ensuring your tooth is saved. If treatment of a cavity is delayed, it could turn into a bigger problem such as a root canal, a crown or worse, a tooth extraction.