Did your tooth suddenly start hurting? It could be a sign you have a cavity. While you might not be thrilled with the idea of having to go to the dentist for this little inconvenience, it’s very important that you have it taken care of before it worsens. At Barker Dentistry & Implant Center, we make sure our patients always feel relaxed and comfortable before and during treatment.
Dental fillings are used to cover the hole left behind after the dentist removes decay. The process is very simple and quick. In most cases, this will only take one visit to complete, but it could be more depending on how many cavities you have.
In the past, they were unfortunately made of very noticeable materials, but today’s dental technology allows us to give you a natural-looking, tooth-colored filling that you won’t be as visible.
Cavities are often caused by poor oral hygiene, but you can still get decay from missing hard-to-reach areas when brushing. That’s why it’s so important to come in for an exam and cleaning at least twice per year. If you’re looking to be proactive and want to avoid some of the most cavity-inducing foods and drinks, here are some to look out for: