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Each of your routine dental checkups plays a critical role in helping you maintain a healthy mouth in the long term. These bi-annual appointments include a professional dental cleaning as well as a comprehensive oral exam.

If our dentist finds a problem area she will help you understand your treatment options, which might also include applying a simple preventive treatment.

If Dr. Kerry Olszewski finds a minor cavity on one of your teeth, she might recommend applying a dental filling. The process involves her gently numbing the tooth and surrounding soft tissues before using professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of tooth decay. It also involves creating the proper surface texture needed to securely bond the dental filling in place.

In a case where the cavity affects the single surface of the tooth and the treatment area will readily appear when you smile, our dentist might recommend a composite dental filling. This special type of dental resin 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 seamlessly blend in with the rest of the tooth. Consistent oral hygiene habits and regular attendance of your dental checkups will help maximize the dental filling’s lifespan.

If you live in the Mill Creek, Washington, area, and you have a dental health concern, you should call 425-337-5549 to set up a dental checkup at Mill Creek General Dentistry.