Those bacteria feed off of sugar and starches, so the more you can reduce those things in your diet, the easier it will be for your teeth to fight off decay. And of course, just as the acids that bacteria produce can damage your enamel, other acids can weaken it, too. Acidic drinks like coffee, wine, and sodas can do a lot of damage and open your teeth up to cavities.
If a Filling Is Unavoidable…
Unfortunately, even the best of us still sometimes end up with cavities. If you need to get a filling, it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience.
If you experience anxiety at the dentist, sedation dentistry can help you get through the appointment without stress. And don’t worry about fillings ruining the appearance of your smile. Instead of amalgam fillings that show up as dark spots in your mouth, you can get fillings made from a durable composite resin that are custom-tinted to perfectly match your tooth for a natural look. Tooth-colored fillings last just as long as amalgam fillings, and can actually help your tooth retain more of its structure and insulate it against temperature changes and potential breakage.
Call élan at (918) 528-3330 or contact us online to make an appointment, whether you need a filling or just want to make sure your mouth is cavity-free with a checkup and cleaning!