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The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day as part of an effective daily oral hygiene routine. This should also be followed up by a professional dental cleaning and exam to monitor the health of your mouth and apply any preventative treatments.

Any inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine or failing to attend your dental checkup at Dr. Sonny Afshar’s clinic can increase your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth.

If one of your teeth suffers from sensitivity, a change in texture or other type of distress, you should not delay in seeking diagnosis by Dr. Sonny Afshar. With early detection they might be able to repair a small cavity with a standard dental filling.

After a thorough examination of the tooth and X-rays Dr. Sonny Afshar will numb the area. Then they will then use a special dental drill to remove all traces of tooth decay. The material Dr. Sonny Afshar uses for the dental filling will be based on the tooth’s location and its visibility in your smile.

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 in your smile.

Once the dental filling material has been applied Dr. Sonny Afshar will harden and bond it to the existing tooth enamel with a special ultraviolet light.

If you live in the Cameron Park, California, area and you are concerned that a cavity has formed on one of your teeth, you should call 530.677.4457 to have it professionally examined and treated at Country Club Dental.