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When poor oral hygiene practices affect the health of your teeth, built up plaque acids can start to demineralize your tooth enamel. Without regular brushing and flossing, this could allow a cavity to develop on one of the surfaces of your teeth.

If you’ve noticed a problem with one of your teeth, such as sensitivity, discomfort, or a change in color or texture, you need to have it examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Ryan Hong. During this appointment Dr. Hong can examine and X-ray the questionable tooth, to determine the extent of the tooth decay.

Then he help you understand the necessary treatment measures required to prevent the tooth decay from worsening. This will also serve to restore the structural integrity of the tooth to prevent a future dental fracture.

Sometimes a cavity that affects a single surface of a tooth can be repaired with a simple dental filling. This basic treatment process starts with numbing the tooth to remove any compromised tooth enamel. This will create a clean healthy surface to bond the dental filling in place. Once this is done he will apply either metallic amalgam or composite resin to fill the healthy void and restore the natural function and strength of the affected tooth.

If you live in the Anaheim Hills, California, area and you suspect a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call (714) 998-2553 to have it examined and treated at the dental offices of Anaheim Hills Family Dental.