Hearing the dreaded news, “you have a cavity,” can be upsetting to anyone, but delaying treatment will only make the problem worse. Untreated tooth decay will continue to grow deeper into the tooth and can even lead to infection. White dental fillings are a conservative, natural-looking option to repair cavities and restore your smile. If you are in the Brandon, Florida area, the team at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can help you with tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth decay is one of the most common health problems in the world. While cavities are common, they are certainly not to be ignored. Cavities develop as a result of the sugars in our food and drinks. The bacteria naturally found in your mouth feed on these sugars, turning them into an acid that creates holes in the surface of the tooth.
While only your dentist can properly diagnose a cavity, there are some symptoms that indicate it’s time to set up an appointment with your dentist. Some signs of a cavity developing are:
Most people are unaware that a cavity is forming, which is why regular dental care is so important.
For cavities on the smaller side, the dentist will recommend a white filling to repair the damage. These fillings are made of a composite resin material that will blend in naturally with the enamel. Once the cavity area is cleaned out, the filling material will be molded directly into the area and shaped. The filling is then hardened with a special light and polished to finish the service.
There are many things you can do to prevent a cavity from occurring. Brushing and flossing daily, regular visits to the dentist, eating healthy foods and sealants are all things you can do to keep your teeth healthy.
If you are in the Brandon, FL area and are experiencing any symptoms of a potential cavity or simply want to find a new dental home, please call us at (813) 560-0447.
Trevor L. Williams DMD is a General and Cosmetic Dentist serving Brandon, Florida. Having been born and raised in Dover, Florida, he graduated from Plant City High School and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and his Master’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of South Florida. After attending the prestigious dental school at the University of Florida, he worked as an associate in Carrollwood and Lakeland before making Brandon his home.
Dr. Williams is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Clear Aligners, and Florida Dental Association. He is a general and restorative dentist who loves to work with Invisalign and other clear aligners to provide patients with straightened, more aligned smiles.