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Everyone is susceptible to cavities, but they can be prevented with a diligent home care regimen that includes regular brushing at least twice a day and flossing once per day. If you experience tooth sensitivity or pain, it’s crucial to schedule a tooth filling consultation promptly. Early intervention can prevent further decay and preserve the integrity of your tooth. During your tooth fillings consultation, our dental professionals will assess the extent of the cavity and recommend the most effective treatment to restore your oral health and comfort.

What are cavities? 

When the food we eat interact with bacteria in our mouths, the result is a chemical reaction that produces acid. This acid can erode tooth enamel (the white part of the teeth that we can see). This causes the tooth to decay. Eventually, a small hole will form in the tooth’s enamel surface and this is a cavity. As it grows, it’s an open door to infection and further decay that weakens the tooth and leads to pain and tooth loss. If you have existing dental fillings, it’s essential to monitor them regularly for signs of wear or damage. Over time, dental fillings may deteriorate or become loose, requiring dental filling replacement. During a dental filling replacement procedure, your dentist will carefully remove the old filling material, clean the cavity, and replace it with new filling material to restore the strength and integrity of the tooth.

In addition to decay on the enamel crown of a tooth, here are two other places that are vulnerable…

  1. Root Cavity – Gum disease, or aggressive brushing, causes gums to recede, exposing the root and making it vulnerable to acid attacks. Root structure is softer than enamel so cavities can form easily.
  1. Recurrent decay – This is when a previously placed filling becomes compromised and the edges (or margins) of the filling or broken edges snag food and allow bacteria to seep underneath it. When this happens, decay reoccurs.

What’s the best way to prevent cavities?

Good home care and see your dentist in Edmonton at least twice a year for checkups and oral hygiene care. Brush for two minutes twice a day and floss once and eat a balanced diet. Additionally, if you notice any signs of tooth decay or experience tooth sensitivity, it’s important to schedule a teeth fillings consultation with your dentist.

As a dentist in Edmonton at MAK dental who practices preventive dentistry, we always monitor potential problem areas and catch and repair small cavities before they grow larger and cause more extensive and expensive damage. If you suspect you may have cavities or are experiencing tooth sensitivity, don’t hesitate to schedule a dental fillings consultation with us.

What are some options for fillings?

There are a number of options for dental fillings, and together, we’ll choose what’s best for your unique situation:

  • Tooth-colored composite fillings match your natural tooth-color and are used on teeth in your smile zone (those that are visible when you smile) and for molars.
  • Silver-colored fillings (amalgam) have been used for years. Their popularity is waning as they are less attractive than tooth-colored composite. For some people, amalgam can also cause sensitivity when drinking or eating hot or cold foods as the fillings expand and contract when exposed to extreme temperatures.
  • Cast-gold fillings are durable and, for some, make a personal statement. As you can imagine, gold fillings are on the top end of the expense scale.

If you’re looking for a dentist in Edmonton for your family, we’d be very pleased to welcome you to our practice, check the condition of your fillings, and talk about what could help you smile more! Call us at 587-402-1042 to schedule your dental fillings consultation today! At our practice, we offer specialized teeth cavity filling services to address any decay and restore the health and appearance of your teeth.

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