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Maintaining strong teeth is essential for a healthy mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth each morning and night or you don’t floss at least once each day, food debris, plaque and bacteria can start to accumulate in your mouth. This condition will create acids that will damage your tooth enamel. This can cause cavities on your teeth.

If our dentist, Dr. Joel R. Bingham notices a problem like this during your exam he might be able to treat the damaged tooth with a dental filling. This will involve removing all traces of decayed tooth material and replacing it with either composite resin or a metal amalgam. After the tooth decay has been treated, the dentist might also recommend bolstering the strength of your tooth enamel with a fluoride treatment. This can rejuvenate the mineral density of your teeth to help prevent future cavities. You will also need to make a conscious effort to improve your daily oral hygiene regimen. This will include brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing at least once a day.

If you live in the Nampa, Idaho, area and you’re concerned about the health of your teeth, you should call 208-466-6161 to schedule a dental exam at Premier Dental Care.