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Your regularly scheduled dental checkups play an important role in maintaining a healthy mouth. The appointment includes a professional dental cleaning to eliminate hardened tartar while also polishing away any minor dental stains.

The next phase of the appointment involves our dentist examining your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease and oral cancer. If a problem area is found Dr. Stephen Babin will help you understand your treatment options.

If a minor cavity is found he might be able to treat the tooth by applying a dental filling. The profess involve him to numbing the tooth and local gum tissues before removing all traces of decayed tooth enamel. It also involves creating the proper surface texture needed to securely bond the dental filling in place.

A composite dental filling is typically used to treat a single surface cavity on a tooth that will appear when you smile. The material can be shaded to match the surrounding tooth enamel. Once it has been applied and hardened by a special ultraviolet light the treated area will seamless blend in with the rest of the tooth.

Going forward you might want to invest increased focus in your daily oral hygiene routine to help prevent future cavities.

If you live in the Metairie, Louisiana, area, and you have a dental health concern, you should call 504-887-2428 to schedule a dental checkup at Stephen Babin DDS.