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How to Take Care of Your Fillings June 13, 2018

University Place, Lincoln
How to Take Care of Your Fillings, Lincoln, Nebraska

Once a filling is in place, it’s essential to keep it where it belongs. A dislodged filling can be painful and result in an emergency dentist trip. To prevent this from occurring, the oral care team at Genrich Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, offer this guide to ensure you’re taking the right steps to care for your fillings.

3 Dentist-Approved Tips to Properly Care for Fillings

1. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day

dentistWhile maintaining proper oral hygiene at home is crucial for numerous reasons, it can also help keep your fillings intact. Brush your teeth at least twice a day thoroughly. You should also rinse with fluoride-infused mouthwash.

2. Schedule Regular Checkups With Your Dentist

Along with at-home dental care, you should also keep up with regular dental exams. You may not immediately recognize problems with your filling, especially in the early stages when symptoms have yet to occur. A dentist can check your filling to ensure it’s still firmly attached, which is a crucial element of prevention.

3. Pay Attention to Sensitivity

You should also be in tune to any pain or sensitivity while eating. This will be evident when you’re eating cold or sweet foods such as ice cream and candy. If you find you’re sensitive to certain foods you weren’t before, your filling might be compromised. It’s wise to pay a visit to your dentist in this instance.

It’s never advisable to ignore discomfort in your mouth, whether it’s a subtle toothache or persistent pain. The dentists at Genrich Family Dentistry offer essential procedures like routine teeth cleanings and comprehensive filling care. Schedule your appointment in Lincoln today by calling (402) 466-2211. You can also visit them online to see their complete listing of services.

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