Cavities develop in a tooth for a multitude of reasons. These include limited or no brushing and flossing at home, a high consumption of sugary or acidic foods, not visiting the hygienist/dentist for regular cleanings and check ups or if the teeth have deep fissures or grooves which are more susceptible to decay. If you don’t brush, floss and see your dentist regularly, tooth decay can set in and you could end up with a cavity.
We offer composite tooth-colored fillings that not only look natural but also bond to the tooth to make it stronger. Composite fillings are made of a plastic material that is strong and bonds to the existing tooth structure better then silver fillings. When decay is caught soon, it can easily be taken care of before the cavity becomes larger or even painful. By seeing the dentist and hygienist regularly, they can check for decay by taking yearly x-rays.