Teeth require a lot of tender, loving care. But even when we do our best to practice daily dental hygiene, bacteria still sneaks in to cause cavities – the common cold of oral health. At dentist Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa, we have been filling cavities for years and are proud to offer our Soft Prep, no shot, no drilling filling machine.
Few individuals go their entire life without getting a cavity. Unfortunately for some children, a cavity is the first health problem they experience in childhood.
Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque.
Plaque then clings to your teeth and the acid in the plaque starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth which can also be accompanied by a pain.
Because of how quick and effective dental fillings are, they are one of the best options to fix a cavity. At Jeff Gray DDS our Soft Prep, no shot system can be used on small to medium sized cavities on the chewing surfaces of teeth, which is where cavities most often occur.
A filling isn’t a “set it and forget it” treatment. A tooth that has received a filling still needs to be properly cared for because dental caries can arise in the surrounding tooth structure if bacteria is allowed to flourish.
Checkups are a critical part of caring for your teeth and there’s no better place to receive checkups than at Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa. We provide general dentistry in a comfortable, state-of-the-art office with a friendly, professional staff! Make an appointment with us today.
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