You may be asking yourself “What is a dental filling and why do I need one?” The answer is a simple one, but requires a little bit of explanation.
At some point in our lives, bacteria (small living organisms that can only be seen with a microscope) have found their way into our mouths. These bacteria live on and around your teeth and gums.
Bacteria can produce a very strong acid that affects your teeth. Brushing and flossing helps to remove this acid from your teeth.
The good news is that a cavity can be fixed in many cases with a dental filling. If the cavity is too large it may need to be repaired with a dental crown. Either way, by removing the cavity from your mouth, you are taking a big step on keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy for the rest of your life.