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Poor oral hygiene habits invite many problems to develop in your mouth. Not the least of which is tooth decay. Worse still, if the cavity is visible in your smile, it can affect your appearance. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Marilyn Amaral, might recommend repairing the tooth with a composite resin filling.

The composite material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding tooth enamel. This will make the filling nearly indistinguishable to the casual observer.

The treatment process starts with your dentist numbing the tooth and surrounding gums with an injection of Novocain. Then, she will use a drill to remove the decayed enamel. This will provide a clean, healthy surface for the final filling to adhere to. Once the cement has cured, the filling should effectively repair the tooth for a long time to come.

Proper oral hygiene will help increase the filling’s longevity. Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing each evening will help reduce the bacterial presence in your mouth, limiting their ability to affect the healthy tooth enamel or cause a new cavity.

If you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call Foreversmile Dentistry at 305-274-0425 to have it treated and repaired with a dental filling in Miami, Florida.