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Brushing your teeth every morning and night as well a thoroughly flossing your teeth once per day is essential for removing residual food matter and plaque from your mouth. If these bacterial deposits are not removed from the contours of your teeth on a daily basis, they can quickly contribute to problems with tooth decay and gum disease.

Your routine dental checkups at Borgmeyer Dental are designed to remove bacterial deposits and tartar while monitoring the overall health of your mouth. If our dentists, Dr. Borgmeyer and Dr. Borgmeyer, find any active cavities, they will help you understand your possible treatment options.

If the area of tooth decay is small and limited to the tooth’s enamel layer, they might be able to treat the problem by installing a dental filling.

This process involves carefully removing all areas of compromised tooth enamel and preparing the surface texture. Once this is done, they will prepare a mixture of metallic amalgam or composite resin.

Once the appropriate dental filling material has been applied, they will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will serve to bond the dental filling to the surrounding, healthy tooth enamel to complete the treatment process.

With good oral hygiene habits, you can expect the tooth repaired by the dental filling to last for many long years ahead.

If you live in the St. Louis, Missouri, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 314-351-6554 to have it examined and treated at Borgmeyer Dental.