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As with all oral ailments, it is important to determine any risks your mouth may have for dental damage. If you are suffering from tooth decay, cavities can arise. Thus, it is important always make sure you’re keeping your mouth clean by brushing and flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, and visiting your dentist for regular checkups and routine examinations.

If a cavity does arise in your mouth, it must be treated immediately. One of the highest quality forms of dental fillings available for filling in cavities is composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings. They are extremely beneficial in that they can be matched to the color of your teeth.

Composite fillings are also extremely effective for tooth fracture and at sealing your margins. Plus, leaks are much less likely to occur. A standard composite filling will last roughly 7 to 10 years before it needs to be replaced. Fortunately, composite fillings can be repaired multiple times over without ever having to remove the original filling.

No matter which dental filling treatments you select, the real importance is the oral health benefits it can give. If you would like Dr. Jim Kelly and our team at Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine which treatment is right for you, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Phoenix, Arizona, by calling us at 602-954-1901.