A consistent daily oral hygiene routine and regular attendance of your routine dental checkups helps to maintain a healthy mouth. The first phase of the dental checkup includes a professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment to remove bacterial deposits and minimize minor dental stains.
Once this is done our dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health problems. If Dr. Cloud or Hill find an area of concern, they will present you with an effective treatment plan. In the case of a small cavity we might be able to treat the affected tooth by applying a dental filling.
To do this we will need to numb the tooth before removing the area of tooth decay. Then we will fill the prepare the dental filling material and harden it with an ultraviolet light to secure its firm relationship with the surrounding tooth enamel.
After treating the tooth our dentists might also advise you on simple improvements you can make to your daily oral hygiene routine. Sometimes simple things like regularly changing out your old toothbrush or remembering to thoroughly floss once per day can go a long way toward preventing new cavities.
If you live in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 501-868-3800 to have it examined at Cloud & Hill Dental Care.