Some people think that the cause of dental caries is due to sugar. Well, it is partly right, but the one responsible for damaging the teeth, decaying the tooth, and creating a dental cavity are the bacteria found in the mouth.
Everyone has bacteria inside the mouth; depending on the dental practices a person has, bacterial growth may be reduced or increased, and both affect a person’s dental health. These bacteria live off on tiny particles that are left and stuck in between teeth and the gumline. When bacteria multiply, they release an acid which is harmful to the teeth and attacks the tooth enamel. When it happens, a burning hole, called a cavity, will be created in the teeth.
Here at Amin Taba, DDS, we offer Tooth-Colored Fillings to help patients achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health. Tooth-colored Fillings are made of composite resin that looks and feels natural when applied to the tooth.
Causes of Dental Cavities
- Sugary, Acidic Foods and Beverages
- Dry mouth with reduced saliva flow
- Lack of proper hygiene
- Poor nutrition habits
- Not having dental visits
Short Facts about Dental Cavities and Tooth-Colored Fillings
Cavities continue to grow until it is treated.
Saliva and the process of remineralization cannot restore the decayed or damaged portion of the teeth alone. Since bacteria cause cavities, the hole created on the teeth will continue to grow deeper and broader up until the time that it will require dental treatment. Ignoring dental cavity means jeopardizing the tooth and the dental health. It is best that people seek professional help to assess whether or not a patient has to undergo Dental fillings or not to treat the decayed portion of their teeth.
Sometimes, people neglect their tooth’s health and don’t even have the idea that they have cavities. The reason behind is that the tooth’s enamel does not have nerve endings, so patients cannot feel when they have dental caries.
Cavities can cause tooth loss.
If dental cavities are left untreated, they’ll continue to grow, but ignorance will not save the tooth. If it is ignored for too long, there may be not enough of the tooth structure to be saved. In most cases, the resort will be to have a tooth removed or extracted to prevent a failing, severely damaged tooth from causing other dental complications.
Dental Fillings are durable but are not expected to be permanent
Fillings are made of durable plastic composite resin. Although dental fillings last a long time, there is still a possibility that one can fall out. It happens when the bond between the fillings and the tooth enamel weakens as time pass. That is why it is recommended to have the fillings replaced and regularly checked by the dentist.
No matter the cavity is small or big, it is important to have Tooth-Colored Fillings to restore bite without marring the smile. Paired with regular dental hygiene and proper nutritional habits, patients can avoid dental cavities and improve their dental health.
Suspect you have a cavity? Let us help you restore and regain your teeth’s function. Avail of our Tooth-Colored Fillings in Kenmore, WA. Book an appointment with us at Amin Taba, DDS.