Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings For Patients In Tampa, Lakeland, Plant City, Winter Haven, Bartow, Sun City & Nearby Areas

Dental FillingsDental fillings are commonly done in family dentist offices. Fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, depending on how well you take care of them. Once you get your fillings done, proper care is important so they will last as long as possible.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day 
  • Floss once a day
  • Avoid cold and hot foods the first few weeks following your dental fillings 
  • Avoid eating sticky food

You may find that using a fluoride gel toothpaste is best if you have a lot of fillings in your mouth. If you feel a sharp pain when you bite down, contact your oral care provider. Your fillings may need to be reshaped to fit your teeth. Also, if tooth sensitivity does not go away after a few weeks, tell your family dentist.

In addition, dental fillings can get loose and fall out. If your fillings start to feel different in any way, contact your family dentist. You may need to schedule an appointment to have them checked.

If you suspect you have cavities, having them filled is important to preserve the health of your teeth. For more information on dental fillings, contact our office. We offer 6 locations through Tampa, Lakeland, Plant City, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Sun City.