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What Is A Tooth Cavity Filling In Toronto

Bacteria in the mouth produces acids, and the human mouth has lots of bacteria. The acids produced by bacteria slowly erode the teeth in a process called tooth decay. If oral hygiene does not prevent the process, then the teeth develop cavities, or holes. Most of the time these are corrected with a special material designed for tooth cavity filling in Toronto.

What is a cavity?

A cavity occurs when the acid produced by bacteria in the mouth begins to erode minerals faster than a tooth can repair it. For many people, there are no symptoms of a cavity until it become painful, or infected. A toothache is often the first sign you need a tooth cavity filling in a Toronto dental clinic.

Can cavities and fillings be prevented?

In order to prevent cavities and the need for a filling, most dentists recommend brushing your teeth two times a day with a fluoride toothpaste and rinsing with an oral rinse. They also recommend flossing at least once a day to remove debris from between the teeth where bacteria can become trapped.

Getting a Tooth Cavity Filling in Toronto

If a cavity does begin to form, one treatment option is a filling. The dentist uses a substance that can fill in the hole in the tooth and prevent bacteria from being able to enter the tooth. If cavities are caught early enough, fillings are easier and less expensive than other treatment options that become necessary. To perform a filling, the dentist will use medication to numb the area so the tooth can be treated. He will use an instrument to remove the part of the tooth that has become decayed. He’ll clean the tooth to make it ready for a filling, and then the space will be filled with a high grade dental material.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.

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