Cavities are avoidable, and good dental habits can greatly improve our odds. But it can be easy to fall out of step, and before we know it we find ourselves with a cavity. It is not, however, the end of the world, and with early enough care a simple filling can halt the progress of decay and returns us to a healthy dental regimen. If you would like to learn more please contact Dr. Greg Blome and Dr. Sara Wubbels of Blome Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE.
Cavities Find a Way
Brushing your teeth every day, alongside flossing, can keep plaque from building up on your teeth. But in spite of how good of a job you do, a professional dental cleaning should be part of your routine. Most dentists recommend it about twice a year. The procedure helps reach the harder-to-reach plaque and eliminates tartar, hardened plaque that's nearly impossible to remove at home.
A checkup is the first half of a regular dental appointment alongside the professional dental cleaning, and just as important.
Your dentist examines your overall dental health during such visits, but a part of it is inspecting your teeth for early signs of decay.
A cavity caught in time can be treated with a dental filling by first removing all signs of decay and by filling the empty space and shaping the material to match the corrected tooth.
Materials range from a variety of metals to traditional amalgam fillings, and even tooth-colored resin for a result that is nearly unnoticeable.
Dental Fillings in Lincoln, NE
As mentioned above the most important thing to remember is to make regular visits to your dentist part of your dental health regimen. Cleanings can help with prevention, and regular checkups can make sure that concerns are dealt with promptly, thus saving you from more involved procedures in the future, as well as saving you money in the long run.
To schedule an appointment with your Lincoln, NE, dentists Dr. Blome and Dr. Wubbels of Blome Family Dentistry by dialing 402-483-7000.