Many people avoid going to the dentist because they are afraid of dental procedures. Most likely, they don't know what to expect. Cavities can not only make your mouth smell bad, but they can also cause health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. It will help you to make an appointment with our dentist and remove any fear about dental fillings in Warwickshire.
1. Why are Dental fillings necessary?
Your mouth was empty when you were born. A newborn baby doesn't have any harmful bacteria in its mouth. As the baby begins to crawl, it puts things in its mouth, which allows bacteria to make their home in the mouth. These bacteria can become permanent residents in the mouth, so it is important to clean your mouth regularly and use mouthwashes.
Did you know that bacteria live on your teeth? You also feed bacteria when you eat food. When bacteria feed, they produce acids as by-products. These acids can cause enamel erosion, which can lead to cavities. You may have noticed a white sticky film on your teeth. This is caused by bacteria living on your teeth's surface. You can control your oral bacteria by brushing and flossing regularly, but you must also be careful about how you treat your teeth. Cavities can result from the acid produced by bacteria if you don't have good oral hygiene.
Teeth cannot be repaired by themselves, unlike skin. If a tooth has a chip or a crack on its surface, it's permanent. The hole grows larger and larger until it reaches the root of the tooth. To prevent further damage to your gums and teeth, it is best to visit a dentist to have the hole filled.
2. How to Choose the Best Fillings for Your Teeth
A composite filling is the most popular filling, followed by amalgam filling. As amalgam filling, you may also know it as mercury filling or silver filling. This filling is composed of silver, tin, mercury, copper, and zinc.
Composite fillings, also called white fillings are more popular because they can be tooth-coloured. This filling is made up of tiny pieces of silica, and a type of plastic resin.
Talk to our dentist about the best dental fillings for your teeth. Although amalgam fillings have been around for some time, there are still concerns about the toxic mercury in them. The filling hardens, and the mercury is contained within it, so it is safe. Numerous studies have shown that amalgam fillings are as safe as any other type of dental filling.
Composite fillings are preferred by people who are more conscious of their appearance. The composite filling can be hardened with a blue light. Once that happens, it will look like a natural tooth. The filling may become discoloured over time if you drink dark-coloured beverages or eat dark-coloured food. This can be avoided if you see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
3. Are Your Fillings Too High?
After our dentist finishes filling your tooth, you may experience sensitivity. It is normal and will go away in a few days. If the sensitivity is only felt when you bite down, this could be a sign that your filling is too high. To reduce the height of your filling, visit our dentist. You won't need to be anaesthetized as it is the filing being filed.
These are some facts about tooth fillings that you need to be aware of. Cavities can cause pain and further complications such as root canals or gum disease. Instead of letting the situation get worse, make an appointment to see our dentist to have those cavities fixed.