At Soft Touch Dental, Dr. Fakhimi is highly trained and specializes in white fillings and composites. If you desire to have an aesthetically pleasing filling, Dr. Fakhimi can help. These fillings are prepared in our state-of-the-art laboratory to help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Signs of Dental Filling Wear
Dental fillings usually start wearing down around the edges. These fillings may pull away from the surrounding tooth enamel, causing a small space to form between the filling and the tooth. This condition can potentially be dangerous as this allows bacteria to seep into these gaps and around the filling and can cause decay. Often this condition doesn’t show any early signs until the decay has reached the nerve of your tooth. Poor oral hygiene and diet are primary factors of this condition and can speed up the process of decay.
Caring for Composite Fillings
If you have an existing filling, it is important to undergo regular dental examinations at our clinic as this helps us detect decay at an early stage. In cases of wearing or cracking, the filling should be replaced immediately.
As a part of your daily oral routine, we suggest you to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. You should follow with flossing and an interdental cleaner to remove food debris and decay-causing bacteria that your toothbrush can't reach.