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Remembering to brush your teeth every morning and night as well as flossing at least once per day is essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. This is in conjunction with your routine dental checkups at Adaptive Dental Associates. Combined these measures will reduce your chances of suffering an oral health problem or catch a developing issue before it worsens.  

Dental fillings are often used by a dentist like Dr. Joseph Maggio or Dr. Robert Lo Guidice to treat a tooth that suffers from a minor defect in the enamel layer. This is a relatively common measure for treating a minor cavity, small chip, or a minor case of dental attrition.

After numbing the tooth your dentist will carefully remove any traces of decayed tooth enamel. This phase of the treatment also calls for preparing the necessary surface texture to bond the dental filling material.  

The material to be recommended for the treatment will be based on the size and location of the affected surface as well as its appearance when you smile.

Amalgam dental fillings are essentially created from a blend of biologically safe dental grade metals. They are known for their strength and durability. After the affected area has been prepared, our dentist will apply the metallic amalgam and harden it with an ultraviolet light.

If you are in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey, are and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth, you should call 908-847-4498 to have it examined at the dental offices of Adaptive Dental Associates. Dr. Joseph Maggio, Dr. Robert Lo Guidice, and our team look forward to helping you with your oral care needs!