If you are like most people, you’ve already had a cavity … or you will develop one in the future. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 90 percent of Americans will have tooth decay in their lives.
We aren’t going to say that getting a cavity in inevitable, but statistics say that you and pretty much anyone you care about will have one (or more) at one time or another.
When and if this happens to you, you should get a tooth filling that restores your ability to eat what you want as well as your ability to smile confidently. You need a tooth-colored filling from Advanced Dental Center in Florence, SC.
Call 843-627-4076 today to make an appointment with us, whether you have a cavity or you are trying to avoid one.
More Than A Filler
Historically, dental fillings have been designed to do two things. First, they restore the function of your teeth. That means you can bite and chew without pain or problems. Second, they protect your teeth against more decay. The filling material seals the tooth to reduce the risk of the cavity getting worse.
This is why metal fillings have been so common for such a long time. Gold and amalgam (a type of mercury blended with other metals) do a good job of repairing teeth and providing protection.
At the same time, those metal fillings can become a distraction when you open your mouth. That can cause you to hesitate to smile or to speak up if you feel self-conscious.
You don’t have to get a metal filling at our office. We can make a filling with a composite resin that both protects your tooth and allows you to eat. The added benefit of this kind of filling is what it does for your smile. The resin can be shaded to match the color of your smile and polished so it looks like a natural part of your tooth.
Whether you have a new cavity or a worn-down filling that’s ready to be replaced, we can help.
Prevention Is The Best Policy
While cavities are practically as common as colds, it’s still a good idea to have as few cavities as possible. This is why we will continue to encourage to make good oral hygiene a habit.
This starts at home with a consistent daily routine. Brushing your teeth twice daily (for two minutes each time) will remove much of the plaque and harmful bacteria from your mouth. To clean the spaces between your teeth and gums, you should floss daily as well.
For the best results, you should visit our office in Florence, SC for professional dental cleanings and exams a few times each year as well. We can remove plaque and tartar buildup. We also can identify problems early, so they don’t get out of hand.
Call Us Today
You may have a cavity. You might have an old filling that should be replaced. Either way, one of our tooth fillings can have your tooth looking good and feeling fine again. Call Advanced Dental Center at 843-627-4076 or fill out our online form to request your appointment.