tooth1Ensuring your smile’s health is enough to withstand a lifetime of wear and tear begins by learning adequate oral health practices from a young age. As a matter of fact, our team encourages patients to start teaching their little ones the ins and outs of preventive dental care as soon as possible. Indeed, there are just so many bacteria- and non-bacteria-related concerns out there that our grins could use all of the help they can get. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist discusses the common process of receiving a dental cavity and why it is necessary to pursue a filling as soon as possible.

One of the Most Common Threats

Believe it or not, your smile is constantly facing a barrage of wear and tear over the course of your life. Not only do you have to worry about physical accidents or injuries causing damage to your teeth, but you must keep in mind that oral bacteria, if left unmanaged, will quickly begin to target your oral health and wreak havoc.

Indeed, every smile contains oral bacteria, and it is largely unrealistic to expect to be able to get rid of them all. Instead, the next best course of action is to practice detailed prevention so that these deposits are kept at a minimum. When bacteria feed off of sugar and overly processed foods, it causes them to produce a destructive acid that aids in the tooth decay process.

Dental decay is among the most common of bacterial oral health concerns out there, affecting millions of people every year. In its earliest stages, it presents itself as a small hole in a tooth known as a cavity. Fortunately, restorative care can help. Contact our team to learn more.

Simple and Effective Restorative Care

To treat a cavity that has formed on your tooth, our team would suggest the help of a dental filling, depending on the severity of the infection. During this process, we thoroughly but carefully remove the infected portions of your tooth and clean the affected area.

After cleaning the tooth, we will fill the cavity with a composite resin material that offers an uncanny resemblance to the natural color and texture of your tooth, then cure the material using a special light. And that is all there is to it! To learn more about this process and what our team can do to help, give us a call today.

It Only Gets Worse Without Care

While the thought of having your cavity filled might be a frightening one to imagine, in all actuality, the process is relatively simple and effective. In fact, it is worse to wait on seeking treatment, as the infection will only continue to spread and get worse.

Learn More Today

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the need for timely restorative dental care.