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Consistent oral hygiene habits play an important role in maintaining the strength of your teeth and the health of your mouth. This includes performing your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing twice and flossing at least once each day. Yet maintaining a healthy mouth also relies on the regular attendance of a routine dental checkup twice each year.

If your dental checkup at Yakima Smiles reveals a small cavity, Dr. Pete Nathe might be able to repair the tooth by installing a standard dental filling

This outpatient treatment starts with Dr. Pete Nathe numbing the tooth and the local periodontal tissues. Next he will effectively remove any compromised tooth enamel. This will also provide a healthy surface to bond the dental filling material.

Dr. Pete Nathe might suggest using an amalgam dental filling, if the cavity is on a molar or it won’t be visible in your smile. This is a durable metallic blend that can replicate the strength of natural tooth enamel.

Dr. Pete Nathe might use a composite resin dental filling it the treated area will be visible in your smile. This special type of dental plastic resin that Dr. Pete Nathe can color shade to seamlessly match the surrounding tooth enamel.

If you live in the Yakima, Washington, area and you have a dental health concern, you should call (509) 941-2957 to have it examined and treated at Yakima Smiles.