At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA, we use the most advanced approaches to care for the prevention, detection and treatment of tooth decay. We encourage patients to come in twice a year for checkups, which allow your dentist in Miami to best prevent the onset and progress of dental disease. You can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands at our office. We provide care that is gentle and precise, making it easier to get the quality care that you deserve.
Preventing cavities begins at home, with a regular routine of brushing and flossing. These crucial oral hygiene practices help to control the accumulation of plaque, a sticky film that harbors bacteria and feeds on sugar. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that can erode the enamel and cause small holes to form in the teeth. If a cavity does develop, by simply diagnosing and treating it early we can prevent further damage to the tooth. While tiny cavities may not be painful or present any symptoms, left untreated they continue to eat away at the tooth eventually leading to a toothache, infection and possible tooth loss. As part of every checkup visit your dentist in Miami will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and their supporting structures, and use diagnostic films, as needed, to detect the presence of any cavities. Your dentist will also perform a professional teeth cleaning, to get rid of plaque and tartar and in spots too difficult for your toothbrush to reach. To treat a cavity, we gently and precisely remove the decayed matter from the tooth, clean the area, and then restore the tooth with a dental filling. Throughout treatment, our highly skilled dentist and professional staff will keep you informed and at ease. A dental filling restores the function and appearance of your treated tooth, and is strong enough to withstand the force of your bite. A tooth colored, ceramic or composite resin filling is a cosmetically pleasing and highly effective restoration, which blends seamlessly with your natural tooth structure.
Visiting your dentist in Miami twice a year helps to keep your teeth cavity free from the start. At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA, we use state-of-the-art approaches to keep your smile healthy and beautiful throughout your life. To learn more, give us a call today.