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Oral plaque acids caused by inconsistent oral hygiene practices can gradually start to compromise the mineral density of your tooth enamel. In time a contoured area on your teeth could start to demineralize allowing a cavity to develop.

Early symptoms that tooth decay might involve worsening sensitivity and discomfort when eating as well as a potential change in the tooth’s surface texture. Some cavities in a visible location might also cause a slight change in color.

If you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you shouldn’t wait for your next dental checkup to have it examined and treated. With timely diagnosis our dentist might be able to treat a small area of tooth decay by applying a basic dental filling.

The treatment process calls for Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr to numb the tooth before carefully removing all areas of compromised tooth enamel. At that point she will apply the dental filling material and harden it with a special ultraviolet light.

Going forward remembering to brush your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste and thoroughly floss each evening will help reduce your chances of suffering a cavity on another tooth.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you need to call 972-447-9707 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated at Preston Family Dentistry.