The dense mineral structure of your tooth enamel provides your teeth with the necessary hardness to handle biting and chewing ordinary foods. It’s also serves as a protective sheath to help protect the sensitive core within each tooth from the natural bacteria living in your mouth.
If you sometimes struggle to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, or you pass up attending one of your dental checkups with Dr. Ryan Hong, excess bacterial deposits can start to accumulate. Over time the persistent presence of hardened tartar and other materials can cause an acidic environment to develop in your mouth, which can promote problems with tooth decay.
If it is caught early a small cavity might be treated by having our dentist apply a composite dental filling. After a thorough examination he will numb the tooth and remove any traces of decayed tooth enamel while also preparing a healthy surface to secure the dental filling.
A composite dental filling can be shaded to mimic the natural appearance of tooth enamel. After it has been applied and hardened by an ultraviolet light the new dental filling will seamlessly blend with the surrounding dental structure.
If you live in the Anaheim Hills, California, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call (714) 998-2553 to have it examined and treated at Anaheim Hills Family Dental.