A dental cavity is typically the end result of inadequate flossing or brushing teeth as well as bad diet choices such as frequently consuming sugary foods. The process that leads to a cavity is known as tooth decay or dental caries. When food particles, particularly simple carbohydrates found in most junk foods, remain on the surface of the tooth for an extended period of time, the process of dental caries begins. These food particles attract bacteria which metabolise the food particles and release an acid which then forms a cavity.

The decay inside the cavities must be cleaned out and filled to ensure they do not progress and become painful and expensive to repair. At Moorooka Dental Care we only use tooth coloured filling materials that provide a long-lasting, strong and cosmetically pleasing finish. Most patients cannot tell there is a filling placed at all!
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To avoid cavities forming to begin with, ensure you are brushing and flossing regularly, limiting sugary foods and drinks as well as having your teeth checked every 6 months.
Fillings can also be placed to restore broken or chipped teeth. The Dentists at Moorooka Dental Care are trained to place quality fillings and make you feel pain free and comfortable during the procedure. We endeavour to make every appointment a positive experience for our patients.