The American Dental Association advises consumers to have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. German Jaquez twice year. This simple appointment is designed to clean and polish your teeth and detect any developing oral health problems.
It starts with a professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment performed by one of Claremont Smile Design’s dental hygienists. Our dentist will then examine your mouth for any signs of gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health problems. Should the dentist find an area of concern he will help you understand your treatment options. In the case of a newly developed cavity, he might recommend treating it with a simple dental filling.This process starts with the dentist numbing the tooth before removing all traces of decayed tooth enamel. Then he will fill the prepared area with metallic amalgam or composite resin. The tooth’s location and the fillings’ visibility will influence the type of material he recommends for the dental filling. Metallic amalgam dental fillings are durable and dark in color. This type of material is more common for repairing a cavity on a back tooth. A dental filling made from composite resin can be color matched to the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes it a good choice for treating an area that will appear when you smile.
If you live in the Claremont, California, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 909-624-1111 to have it examined at Claremont Smile Design.