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If you aren’t careful to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you also have a bad habit of forgetting to floss at least once each day, plaque and other bacterial deposits can start to build up in your mouth. As this starts to happen the acidic oral environment could start to weaken your healthy tooth enamel. It could also start to weaken the once strong bond of a dental filling.

This could cause discomfort or newly developed sensitivity in the tooth. Without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Maria Hayes a new area of tooth decay to form dangerously deep within the tooth.

If the distressed dental filling is small Dr. Maria Hayes might be able to remove it and install a new dental filling. This will involve her removing a small amount of the surrounding tooth enamel before applying a slightly larger dental filling.

If the original dental filling was large or a new cavity has developed in the adjacent tooth enamel has she might recommend treating the tooth with a dental crown.

If you live in the Gaithersburg, Maryland, region and you have a sensitive or distressed dental filling, you should call 301-637-6155 to have it examined and treated at Alluring Smiles, LLC’s dental offices.