Every new year starts off with a plethora of resolutions that people make to better themselves. If you don’t feel healthy, then eating better and exercising more might be appropriate resolutions. If you haven’t taken as good care of your smile as you should recently, then improving your hygiene and dental care should also be on the list. For example, at our Auburn Hills, MI, dental office, we can offer a discreet, natural-looking filling to treat the cavity you’ve been ignoring until now. With a tooth-colored filling, you can give your tooth and smile a head start on a healthier, cavity-free year.
Have you had a cavity for a while?
Cavities are the most common concern when it comes to the long-term health and integrity of your teeth. They form when your tooth enamel grows too weak to repel harmful oral bacteria, which leaves your main tooth structure exposed and vulnerable to infection (decay) from these bacteria. The thing is, cavities aren’t always obvious when they first develop, and neither is the gradual erosion of your tooth enamel. Therefore, you may have had a cavity in your tooth for far longer than you realize, and the damage it’s caused to your tooth structure may be more extensive than you expect.
Why treating it now matters
Because you might not realize how extensive your tooth decay and cavity are, it’s essential to seek treatment for them as soon as possible. In the spirit of fresh starts, now is the perfect time to treat your condition if you haven’t already. In many cases, a cavity can be treated by removing the infection within it, including any decayed tooth structure, and then filling the cavity with biocompatible material, such as tooth-colored composite resin. The sooner you treat the cavity, the better chance you have at preserving most of your healthy, natural tooth structure for life.
Enjoy a tooth decay-free year
The best part about treating a cavity as soon as possible is that you not only restore your tooth’s health and function, but also protect it from becoming even more compromised. Tooth decay is progressive, so it will continue to grow worse if you hesitate any longer to treat it. However, once you’ve treated and filled your cavity, your filling can protect the exposed section of your tooth structure from oral bacteria in the future.
Make an appointment to fill your cavity
Make this year the year you stop suffering your cavity and finally deal with it properly. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI, today at (248) 852-1820.