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Brushing your teeth twice a day and remembering to floss once each evening is just the very first step in maintaining a healthy mouth. You also need to attend routine dental checkups twice a year to help clean your teeth and monitor the overall health of your mouth.

If our dentist finds an area of concern, she will help you understand your treatment or preventive care options. If Dr. Kristen Langworthy detects a small cavityshe might recommend applying a dental filling.

The treatment process typically calls for a second appointment where our dentist will gently numb the tooth before removing the area of tooth decay. At that point she will fill the prepare the dental filling material and harden it in place with an ultraviolet light. Once it has been secured to the surrounding tooth enamel it will restore the tooth’s basic function in your mouth.

If necessary, our dentist might also advise you to make some simple improvements in your oral hygiene routine. Sometimes something as simple as regularly changing your toothbrush can help prevent new cavities in the future.

If you live in the Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 919-762-3239 to schedule a dental checkup at Langworthy Family Dentistry.