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Poor oral hygiene practices can increase your chances of suffering from tooth decay and problems with chronic gum disease. If you notice worsening sensitivity or some other change with one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have it examined.

If a minor case of tooth decay is caught early a dentist like Dr. Michael Dab might be able to treat the tooth by applying a dental filling.

The treatment process calls for numbing the tooth and surrounding gums before using state-of-the-art tools and techniques to meticulously remove the decayed area of tooth enamel. Once this is done he can start the process of preparing the dental filling material.

A composite dental filling is often the preferred option for treating an area of tooth decay that will appear when you smile. The material is prized for its ability to match the shade an appearance of the surrounding tooth enamel. After it has been hardened by an ultraviolet light, the dental filling will restore the structural integrity and essential function of the previously compromised tooth.

Going forward you might want to apply increased focus in your daily oral hygiene routine, as well as remembering to attend your routine dental checkups at Michael G. Dab, D.D.S.

If you live in San Rafael, California, and you suspect a cavity has started to develop on one of your teeth, you should call 415-472-5211 to have it examined and treated by Dr. Michael Dab.