Cavities & Fillings
Cavities are generally the end result of improper brushing or flossing as well as poor diet choices such as frequently consuming sugary foods. The process that leads to cavity formation is known as dental caries or tooth decay. Essentially, the process of dental caries starts when food particles, particularly simple carbohydrates which are found in most junk foods, remain on a tooth surface for a prolonged period of time. These food particles attract bacteria which metabolise the particles and release acid which then forms a cavity.
The decay inside the cavities must be cleaned out and filled to ensure they do not progress and become potentially painful and expensive to repair. At Walloon Dental, we only use tooth coloured filling materials that bond to the remaining tooth structure and provide a durable, strong and cosmetically pleasing finish.
To avoid cavities forming in the first place ensure you are brushing and flossing regularly, limiting your intake of sugary foods and drinks as well as having your teeth checked every 6 months by a Dental professional.