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Every year we provide dental checkups for our patients. Each of these important appointments involves a professional dental cleaning as well as monitoring your mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease and other oral health issues.

Our dentists find active areas of tooth decay. Drs. Brock and Christy Barras will help you understand your treatment options. In the case of a minor cavity, they might be able to resolve the problem by carefully removing the decayed area of tooth enamel and applying a simple dental filling.

A composite dental filling is created from a special type form of dental resin. The material can be shaded to appear just like the tooth enamel surrounding the treated area. This makes a composite dental filling a good option for repairing a cavity on a tooth that will appear when you smile.

After treating the tooth they might provide you with simple tips to help improve your daily oral hygiene routine. Sometimes something as simple as replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis and making sure your oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, can go a long way toward preventing future cavities.

If you are in the Lafayette, Louisiana, area and you suspect a cavity has developed on one of your teeth you should call (337) 443-4912 to have it examined at Barras Family Dentistry.