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Demineralized tooth enamel is often the result of an inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine; however, sometimes even the most diligent oral hygiene practices can still fail to prevent a minor cavity from afflicting one of your teeth.

 

If you have noticed a change in one of your teeth, you need to have it examined and treated as soon as possible by an experienced dentist like Dr. Stephen Babin. After assessing the health of the tooth, he will present you with an effective treatment plan.

 

Sometimes, a minor cavity that is limited to a tooth’s enamel layer can be treated by installing a dental filling. If the tooth is in one of your front teeth, our dentist might use a composite resin material.

 

A composite resin is a special type of dental grade plastic that can easily be shaded to match the color and tone of the surrounding tooth enamel. This will make the final dental filling indistinguishable from your natural tooth enamel.

 

If he feels it is warranted, Dr. Stephen Babin might also recommend administering a fluoride treatment or installing dental sealants. These preventive measures can help reduce your chances of suffering a new cavity on another tooth.

 

If you live in the Metairie, Louisiana, area, and if you suspect that a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 504-887-2428 to have it treated by one of the dental professionals at Stephen Babin DDS.