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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. This will clear away plaque, food debris, and sugar residue. If they’re not removed from your mouth on a regular basis, plaque acids can start to build up, while tartar hardens near the gumline.

If you are also reticent to attend your routine dental checkup with Dr. Joseph Tagliarini this poor oral hygiene condition in your mouth could increase your chances of suffering from gum disease and cavities.

If one of your teeth suffers from sensitivity, a change in texture or another type of distress, you should not delay in having it diagnosed and addressed by a dentist like Dr. Joseph Tagliarini. With early detection he might be able to repair a small cavity with a standard dental filling.

After a thorough examination of the tooth which will likely include taking X-rays Dr. Joseph Tagliarini will help you understand your numbing options. Once this is done, we will use a special dental drill to remove all traces of tooth decay. The material we use for the dental filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile.

An amalgam dental filling is made from a blend of special dental metals. They are strong and durable, yet dark in color making them a good option for repairing a back tooth. Composite dental fillings are made from a special type of dental resin that can be color shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. This makes them a good choice for repairing a cavity on a tooth that will appear in your smile.

If you live in the New Haven, Connecticut, area and you suspect that you have a cavity on one of your teeth, you should call 203-624-5515 to have it professionally examined and treated at Comprehensive Dental Health, LLC.