HOW DO WE GET CAVITIES?
We all know that cavities aren’t good for our oral health. But what causes cavities in the first place? There are a few factors that contribute to a cavity’s development, such as flossing and brushing your teeth once in a while only or eating too much sugar. Each of these factors make it easy for bacteria to infect your tooth structure, creating the hole in your tooth, known as cavity. The longer we allow our tooth to decay, the larger the cavity will grow and the more substantial your tooth filling will have to be. Do not delay to visit any of the Hamlin Dental offices, our dental professionals can remove the decay and fill the cavity to properly restore your tooth. Without treatment, tooth decay can destroy your tooth.
HOW DO YOU PREVENT CAVITIES?
Preventing cavities can be easy when you maintain a very good oral hygiene routine. Flossing, brushing and rinsing your teeth each and every day. You should also visit your dentist at Hamlin Dental regularly, preferable twice a year for regular check-ups and cleaning. Avoid eating food that contains too much sugar and sticky foods, if you do, then try brushing your teeth afterwards.
HOW ARE CAVITIES FIXED?
Dental fillings are one of the treatments that our dental professionals do daily and in only one visit. First, our dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. When the area of the tooth is completely numb our dentist will start by removing the decayed part. Once the decay has been completely removed, our dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. The filling will then be precisely placed, shaped and polished. Restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
They are many types of fillings available. Our dental professionals will discuss with you the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite (tooth-colored) fillings along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today.
Cavities come in all shape and sizes, and each have its own set of unique needs. Do not hesitate to call to schedule an appointment today with our dentists at Hamlin Dental Group, we proudly serve our patients at any of our three locations in the San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys, North Hollywood and Northridge)