Better Cavity Treatments In Las Cruces, NM
Welcome back to the Advanced Dental blog! We hope your new year is off to a great start. We are pleased to be your Las Cruces, New Mexico dentist, attending to all of your family’s oral health needs.
Our mission is to keep your mouth clean and your smile looking its best at all times. This is important because your overall wellness is, in part, determined by the state of affairs in your mouth. Plus, your smile is the first thing that people will notice about you and base their opinions upon. You wouldn’t want to give off the wrong impression.
Did you know that by the time you are fully grown, you will have 32 permanent teeth. There are four different types of teeth, each with its own unique job to do. Incisors cut food. Canines tear food. Bicuspids crush food. And molars grind food. You have a special job to do, too: take care of all 32 teeth, your whole life! You will have to brush, floss, and rinse them daily in order to stay on track. That can be a real challenge sometimes.
Luckily, you are not alone when it comes to staying on the good road. Advanced Dental is here to be your partner, and to jump in whenever things go awry. We can engage in restorative dentistry if you ever need to get your health back in order. This is what we do whenever decay rears its ugly head.
Don’t Let Decay Get Away
You may already know that sugar feeds the bacteria that causes tooth decay. That’s why it is so important to be diligent about brushing and flossing your teeth.
When tooth decay first takes hold in your mouth, a barely noticeable hole will develop in the tooth. This hole will continue to grow and gradually eat away at your tooth. Even if you didn’t see it at first, in the end, this hole (aka cavity) will get your attention.
If you are faced with a cavity, you will want to get restorative treatment right away so that you don’t have to endure a root canal or a tooth extraction. If it ever comes to that, we will help you get through it as comfortably as possible, but we’d rather you take the easy way out! It is always better that way.
Dental Fillings Are The Answer
Look, we’d rather not see any decay, but a simple cavity isn’t the end of the world, and you won’t get any lectures from us.
Just like dentists have done for as long as anyone can remember, Advanced Dental can quickly treat the problem and restore your health with dental fillings. This can eliminate the need for more complicated treatment later on.
Dental fillings have been around for decades, although they have seen some improvements in recent years. Silver amalgam, which is a paste composed of mercury along with a few other metals, is what your fillings were made of for the longest time.
This wasn’t such a bad thing. Conventional fillings were actually effective at preventing your teeth from rotting away. But they did have a few concerns associated with them.
For one thing, they bothered anyone with metal allergies. Plus, they looked like unnatural splotches of dark gray on your teeth, which doesn’t exactly enhance your smile.
Nowadays, however, we can offer a better kind of filling in Las Cruces, NM.
Mercury-Free Is Easy
Nothing stays the same for long in the modern world. And here at Advanced Dental, we are always looking for ways to make it easier on you as a patient. That is why we now utilize mercury-free fillings for our cavity treatments in our dental practice.
These modern fillings are made of a composite resin that allows us to discreetly match your filling to your own unique tooth-color. That means that there won’t be any metallic blemishes on the tops of your teeth to call you out for once having cavities.
Importantly, they are made from a tough and durable material, so they can get you back on track for many years to come.
It is a win-win situation that will keep you smiling!
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At Advanced Dental, we make treating tooth decay a fast, painless, and subtle process. Now that you know how easy it is with us, what is holding you back?
If you think that you already have a cavity, contact our Las Cruces, NM dental office right away to restore your health.
We can’t wait to get you smiling again!