Excess bacterial deposits that linger in the mouth can contribute to the increase of oral plaque acids. Often linked with inconsistent oral hygiene habits, the persistent acidic environment in the mouth can start to demineralize an area of tooth enamel causing a small cavity.
Your routine dental checkups at the dentist office includes a professional dental cleaning as well as a comprehensive dental exam. If our dentist finds a problem, he will present you with an effective treatment plan.
Sometimes a minor case of tooth decay can be treated by having him apply a dental filling. The outpatient treatment process involves carefully removing all traces of decayed tooth enamel before applying the specific dental filling material. Once this is done our dentist will use an ultraviolet light to harden it and bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel.
After treating all areas of tooth decay our dentist will help you understand the necessary changes you need to make in your daily routine to help prevent further tooth decay problems. With good oral hygiene practices, you can expect the tooth repaired by the dental filling to last for many years.
If you live in the Broomfield, Colorado, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 303-953-2520 to schedule a dental exam at Broomfield Dental.