Your teeth develop cavities due to bacteria in dental plaque. These germs settle on your teeth and gums, then interact with sugars and carbohydrates from the food you consume. The combination creates an acidic environment that attacks the protective enamel on the outer layers of your teeth, causing tooth decay. The tooth decay results in cavities that can spread rapidly through the tooth.
If you have cavities, we fill the cavities will prevent the decay from spreading.
We use composites to fill cavities. Composites are tooth-coloured or white fillings that look and function as a strong and healthy tooth. The composites for dental fillings are made from a combination of materials that will protect your tooth while matching the shade of your tooth to be aesthetically pleasing.
You can avoid tooth decay and the need for dental fillings with good oral hygiene at home and professional dental care. The keys are to see your dentist at least twice a year for cleaning and routine examinations, and daily brushing and flossing.