Have you recently learned that you have a cavity, need to have it filled, and are feeling a bit nervous about the procedure? We are here to tell you that a filling is the most common and popular treatment performed in our office, aside from traditional hygiene examinations and cleanings. If you have never had a filling before or it has been a while since your last cavity, we know it can get a little nerve-racking before your appointment. We want to take a few moments to ease your fears and explain more about a filling and the importance of being diligent with treatment. Read on to learn more.
Cavities are a well known dental problem that many people will experience at least once in their lifetime. These little holes in your teeth can form for a number of reasons, including inadequate oral hygiene, poor diet, and missing regular check ups with your dentist. Most people know the basics about cavities, but do you know the science behind how they occur? Does all bacteria cause cavities? Does your body naturally try to defend itself? How does the unfortunate process of tooth decay develop?