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Contoured areas on your teeth can sometimes trap food particles and plaque. If these bacterial deposits are not removed by your daily oral hygiene regimen, they could increase your chances of suffering a cavity in the surrounding tooth enamel.

As the tooth decay continues to develop you might notice increased sensitivity and a change in the surface texture of the tooth. If you have noticed a problem like this, it’s best to have the tooth examined by a qualified dentist like Dr. Kristin Wade. If the tooth decay only affects a single surface of the tooth she might be able to treat the tooth by Installing a dental filling.

This treatment can typically be performed in a single outpatient appointment. After all traces of decayed tooth enamel have been removed the dental filling will be applied to the prepared surface. It will then be bonded to the surrounding healthy tooth enamel by a special ultraviolet light.

Going forward you might want to make some simple improvements in your daily brushing and flossing efforts. You should also double check to make sure that all of your oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you are in the Payson, Arizona, region and you are concerned about the health of your teeth, you should call 928-472-8400 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Payson Premier Dental.