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Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Fillings

May 19, 2022 12:47 am

If you’ve had a cavity, most likely your dentist treated it with a dental filling. They’re a common restorative treatment to strengthen your tooth after a cavity has been removed. With proper care, your dental filling will last for many years. Here are some tips to keep your fillings in excellent condition and to prevent future cavities from forming.

Dental Fillings Procedure

Dental fillings are made of a tooth-colored composite material so that they look and feel just like your natural teeth. Our team will remove the decayed tissue caused by the cavity and then fill in the space with the dental filling. After you’ve had a dental filling placed, you might experience a little bit of sensitivity. This is normal and will go away within a few days. Immediately after the procedure, you should be careful with what you eat and drink since your mouth may be numb and you don’t want to wind up biting the inside of your cheek or your tongue, or consuming something that’s too hot.

Care of a Tooth Filling

Dental fillings don’t require special maintenance. Brush and floss your teeth like you regularly would so that the tooth and the area around the filling stay clean. Don’t forget to go to your routine dental check-ups as well so our team can make sure everything is looking good with the filling and help prevent the need for future fillings.

Protect Your Oral Health

You can prolong the life of your dental fillings and all of your natural teeth by watching what you eat. Avoid sticky or hard foods because they can loosen fillings and crack teeth. Eat a nutritious, balanced diet because it’s good for both your dental health and your total body wellness.

Preventive Dental Care in Aurora, CO

If you need extra help taking care of your dental fillings, don’t hesitate to call the team at Dental Solutions of Central Park. We’d be happy to give you some more tips and instructions! We’re also here if you need any other type of dental procedure. Remember to schedule your two dental exams and cleanings. Early summer is a great time to get one out of the way before the year hits the halfway mark!

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