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Lingering bacterial deposits from poor oral hygiene habits can lead to increased plaque acids and hardened tartar development at the gumline. If this problem isn’t addressed by making improvements in your daily routine and a professional dental cleaning, it could increase your chances of suffering from gum disease and cavities.

Fortunately, your routine dental checkups at Trinity Dental Center include a dental cleaning treatment as well as a comprehensive dental exam. If our dentist finds a problem, he will present you with an effective treatment strategy.

Sometimes a tooth suffering from a small cavity can be treated by having Dr. Robert Berkowitz install a dental filling. This outpatient treatment involves him removing all traces of decayed tooth enamel before applying the dental filling material. At that point he will harden it and bond the dental filling to the surrounding tooth enamel.

After treating the affected tooth he will help you understand the necessary changes in your daily routine to help prevent a new cavity and reduce your chances of suffering from gum disease.With good oral hygiene habits you can expect the tooth repaired by the dental filling to last for many years.

If you live in the Anderson, South Carolina, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 864-642-4630 to have it examined and treated at Trinity Dental Center.