Avoiding problems like tooth decay and cavities has never been easier when you’re consistent about visiting your dentist in Kingsland every six months for teeth cleanings and checkups.
However, most of us will develop a cavity at some point in our lives, and these days it’s easy and quick to treat cavities and eliminate tooth decay with tooth-colored fillings that no one will ever notice when you smile.
Invisible Fillings for Your Beautiful Smile
Tooth-colored composite resin is the material of choice to repair today’s cavities. Now you don’t have to live with gray metal fillings that diminish your smile when you talk or laugh.
Composite material combines minuscule glass particles with resin, and we can custom shade it to match your tooth, so it’s not noticeable when you smile.
Unlike metal fillings, composite bonds directly to your tooth for a seamless fit that doesn’t react to temperature and pull away from your tooth like metal fillings do. The process for placing composite fillings also allows Dr. Lassiter to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, which is always our primary goal.
Tooth-colored fillings combine the durability your smile needs with the aesthetics you want.
How to Avoid Tooth Decay
While fillings are a great way to repair teeth, there are steps you can take to protect your smile and avoid tooth decay altogether.
Commit to a Consistent Home Care Routine
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once is one of the best ways to protect your smile. Follow the two-minute rule for brushing, spending at least 30 seconds in each quadrant of your mouth.
Consider using an electric toothbrush if you aren’t already. Electric toothbrushes time your brushing and alert you if you’re too vigorous. In addition, they take the guesswork out of your brushing routine!
Adding an antibacterial mouth rinse can also help protect against tooth decay and cavities. Talk with Dr. Lassiter about which rinse is best for your needs.
Schedule Your Routine Preventive Teeth Cleanings and Checkups
Another weapon you have in your defense against tooth decay is your bi-annual visits to your Kingsland dentist. Regular teeth cleanings and exams protect your smile and alert you to concerns early on before they become significant problems.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Sugary and starchy foods contribute to problems like tooth decay and gum disease. This is because these foods are the fuel for the bacteria in your mouth that produce the acids that destroy tooth enamel.
Limit your intake of sugars and starches and increase the fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and veggies help to neutralize the acids in your mouth. They also increase saliva production, which washes away extra food particles and naturally protects your teeth from the acids that cause damage to your smile.
Is It Time for Your Next Preventive Appointment?
Protect your smile and schedule your next preventive dental appointment with Lassiter Family Dentistry today.