Dental FillingsAn Overview
Dental fillings are used to repair mild to moderate damage or tooth decay. It is a general dental service that can save your teeth. Dental fillings are highly durable and help stabilize the structure of the tooth sealing out future decay.
Dr. Heather Adams uses high-quality, composite resin fillings to help patients repair decay with natural-looking, lasting results. Resin fillings are a cosmetic alternative to traditional silver fillings. The resin can be color-matched to blend seamlessly with the tooth improving both the aesthetics and health of the smile.
Patients with old metal dental fillings, especially those located in the “smile-zone” may consider having their fillings replaced with white composite resin fillings. Resin dental fillings can achieve a more natural-looking smile than traditional metal fillings.
Prevent Cavities With Proper Flossing
We all listen carefully during our routine dental visits to the oral hygiene tips that Dr. Adams and her staff provide, aimed at preventing tooth decay and other dental problems. We commit to a healthy daily routine as we enjoy our fresh, clean smiles! But how often do we forget (or choose not to) brush diligently and floss our teeth, thinking it really doesn’t matter all that much?
Dr. Adams will remind you that it’s very important. Just as it is important to eat healthily and move around each and every day, brushing AND flossing daily are the keys to enjoying a lifelong smile that is strong and healthy.
Flossing your teeth is the best way to remove food particles and reduce plaque build-up between the teeth. This not only reduces the risk of developing a tooth cavity but also helps keep the gums healthy and prevent gum disease, the number one cause of tooth loss today.
Making something a habit requires us to do it every day until it is such a natural part of daily life that we can do it without thinking about it. Tooth brushing and flossing should be a natural part of your daily life in order to keep your smile as healthy as possible between regular visits to our Rogers dentist office.