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How Can I Fight Cavities?

June 28, 2021
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Posted By: Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have a dental cavity, it requires a tooth-colored filling in Rockville, MD. These fillings are aesthetically pleasing because they match the shade of your teeth.

While tooth-colored fillings are a great option for treating tooth decay, it is even better to have no cavities at all.

Lowering Your Risks for Cavities

Most dentists recommend twice-yearly dental exams and teeth cleanings to lower cavity risks, along with other preventable conditions like gum disease. Your six-month checkups mean your dentist can find a small cavity before it grows and poses a threat to your tooth’s structure. And your teeth cleaning rids your teeth of cavity-causing ingredients like plaque and tartar.

Between dental visits, you should brush your teeth twice every day—more often if you indulge in sweets or acidic foods and drinks. And always brush before bed if you’ve had anything to eat or drink since your last oral hygiene session. Additionally, flossing at least once per day lowers your risks for cavities between teeth and at the gumline.

Bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth) can also lead to fractures and tooth cavities. If you have this condition—or suspect you might—talk to your dentist about a custom nightguard in Rockville, MD.

Dental Fillings Near Me

If your dentist diagnoses tooth decay, we schedule you for a dental filling. This means we numb the treatment area and gently remove the decay. Then your dentist closes the tooth with a tooth-colored filling. The filling is made of composite resin, which is a strong material that restores your tooth health.

Our dentists rely on the best bonding system for our dental fillings to increase longevity and ensure filling success.

Is It Time for Your Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning in 20850?

If it’s time for your preventive checkup or if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, we look forward to scheduling your appointment today.

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