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Dental Information


A dental filling is a dental restoration material used to replace the structural loss of damaged teeth. This loss can be caused by decay, or loss of enamel, leading to the teeth becoming painfully sensitive. Dental filling material is used to help restore the tooth's shape and relieve the pain.

Regular dental checkups are helpful in the early detection of tooth decay and cavities. Once found, the dentist will evacuate the decayed matter and clean up the affected area. Next, he will fill up the cavity with a filling material such as porcelain, gold, or a combination of both. The filling material prevents the formation of bacteria by blocking off contact with the affected spot.

In some cases, where a dental filling won't salvage a decaying tooth, an implant, root canal or crown & bridge may be used. It is always good practice to stick to routine dental checkups so your dentist can detect problems early and save you a costly treatment.

Prevention of Dental Decay

For more than a half century, dentists have used preventive measures to reduce dental ailments. The steps below can help prevent the development of dental ailments:

  • Stick to eating a balanced diet.
  • Make sure you brush your teeth two times daily with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Schedule a regular dental appointment.
  • Use dental floss to clean your teeth once daily.
  • Acquire more knowledge about dental fillings from your dentist.
  • Eliminate eating and drinking between meals. If you must snack, use healthy and
    sugar-free options.
  • Learn about fluoride boost treatment from your dentist.

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