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3 Ways to Lower Your Cavity Risks

September 27, 2020
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Posted By: Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Cavities are often thought of as a childhood issue, but adults get cavities regularly as well. A cavity means you have an area of decay on your tooth that requires treatment from your dentist in Rockville, MD.

In our dental office, we offer tooth-colored fillings to treat your tooth decay aesthetically. We shade this composite resin to match your tooth, which means no silver to detract from your smile.

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Rockville, MD

We create tooth-colored fillings from composite resin. This is a spreadable material that hardens and supports your tooth following cavity treatment.

Your dentist can use this same resin to bond your teeth, which conceals tooth flaws. This treatment is inexpensive and straightforward.

Lowering Your Cavity Risks in Three Steps

  1. Brush and floss your teeth at least two times every day. It’s important to brush all surfaces, including the back of the teeth to the gumline. It would be best if you planned on spending two to three minutes. When you floss, be sure to use a clean section between each tooth. The best way to do this is to wrap the floss around your fingers and unwind as you go. And never go to sleep with debris on your teeth.
  2. Avoid or reduce your intake of foods and drinks high in sugar or acids like fruit juice. Sugar and acid work to erode your enamel, which leads to tooth decay. If you do indulge, brush and floss at the first opportunity or at least rinse your mouth.
  3. Visit your dentist in 20850 at least twice per year for checkups and teeth cleanings. Checkups find emerging issues like cavities before they become complex, and your professional teeth cleaning gets rid of the stubborn bacteria that promote tooth decay and gingivitis.

Is It Time for Your Dental Checkup?

Contact our dental office today to schedule your preventive dental exam and teeth cleaning.

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If you’ve had a dental filling in the past, you may remember having or still have metal amalgam fillings. While these fillings were durable, they did not really enhance your smile since the dark grey metal was visible when you would talk or laugh.

Today, composite resin is a tooth-colored material that has replaced the amalgam fillings used in the past. Besides matching your tooth color to create a seamless smile, composite dental fillings in Rockville offer other benefits for your teeth that you may not be aware of.

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