Restoring Your Smile with Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

To avoid the need for a dental filling, it is important to practice effective cavity prevention. By taking care of your teeth, you can immediately decrease your risk for numerous oral health ailments including cavities and other dental diseases. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, eating a healthy diet, implementing effective oral health treatments such as bi-annual professional cleanings, and visiting your dentist regularly for oral exams and checkups.

However, if a cavity does arise in your mouth, it must be treated immediately. One of the most effective methods for treating cavities is through the use of tooth-colored composites. Tooth-colored composites are designed to improve your smile and keep the look that is intended. They can be matched to the color of your teeth, and blend in seamlessly with your dental profile.

Dental composite fillings can be repaired numerous times if they should break or be damaged without ever removing the original composite filling. Unlike amalgams which are bound with mercury, composite fillings are mercury free. Composites are also better sealants of the margins of your teeth, and have not been shown to leak like dental amalgams are known to do.

If you require a tooth-colored composite filling, Dr. Amandeep S Gill and our team here at Gill Family Dentistry in our dentist office in Modesto, California are committed to providing you the service you require. We can be reached at (209) 549-1721. We will help you in any way we can!

What Do You Know About Oral Health Care?

Have you ever wondered if you are doing enough to take care of your smile? Although brushing and flossing remain the foundations to a healthy mouth, it is just as important to consistently make an effort to improve the quality of your oral care.

When shopping for dental products, it’s always a good idea to look for products that feature the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The ADA only gives this label to those products that have demonstrated that they are both safe and effective.

How do you take care of your toothbrush? To prevent contamination, never share your toothbrush with others and always store it upright in a well-ventilated area. Also, make sure your brush has soft bristles and that you purchase a new one every 3-4 months. Other good oral health tips include being familiar with your dental history, avoiding sugary drinks, and snacks; and scheduling professional cleanings and exams with your dentist. Avoiding tobacco, wearing the proper mouth protection when playing sports and recreating; and opting not to pierce your lips, teeth and tongue will also help.

For any additional questions or concerns about your oral health, Gill Family Dentistry is here to help. For a complete cleaning and exam from our dentist, Dr. Amandeep S Gill and the team at our office in Modesto, California, schedule an appointment by calling (209) 549-1721. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!