Has one too many sweet treats left you suffering with a cavity? If you have been experiencing sensitivity when trying to enjoy dessert, or even a sip of coffee for that matter, you could have a dental cavity. Discoloration and discomfort are other common symptoms of cavities. Fortunately, if you are suffering from dental decay, your restorative dentist can help! In fact, a tooth-colored dental filling could provide your smile with a nearly seamless restoration.
Modern Dental Fillings Can Provide Comfortable, Beautiful Solutions
Many people worry about seeking restorative treatment, for fear that it will mean the end of their beautiful smiles. Some may also have had negative experiences with metal fillings, in the past.
Modern tooth-colored fillings, however, provide a more seamless and more comfortable solution for addressing dental decay like cavities. These fillings are made of a composite resin material that bonds tightly with teeth, creating a seal against further decay. It is also shaded and sculpted to resemble natural teeth, so that the smile continues to look beautiful. Finally, the resin conducts less heat than metal, which can help make eating and drinking more comfortable after treatment.
Don’t Forget to Take Great Care of Your Teeth Moving Forward
Of course, after your smile has been restored, it is important to remember that excellent preventive care can help you avoid future cavities. In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth daily, scheduling routine preventive checkups and cleanings is also important.
What you eat and drink can greatly affect your oral health as well, though.
If you want to maintain a healthy smile, avoid too much sugar, which plaque bacteria feeds on, and drink plenty of water. Keeping hydrated allows you to produce saliva, which naturally limits plaque’s ability to stick to the surface of teeth. This can help prevent cavities.
About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:
At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!