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How Can Cavities Develop Beneath a Filling?

Most fillings will last a lifetime without any major issues. Still, it may be possible to develop a cavity even if a filling is present. What are some of the reasons why your teeth could be at risk?

Let us take a look at three common situations which a dentist can evaluate.

  • A cracked filling can cause a cavity to form.
  • Spaces between the tooth and the filling can trap food and debris.
  • Improper brushing and flossing techniques are another “root” issue.

This is why you should see a dentist regularly, to catch complications like this.

Call The Dental Barn in Hailsham East Sussex on 01323 325397  for further information or to make an appointment with one of our dentists or dental hygienists.

Alison Thompson Practice Owner, Hygienist EDH Eng, Dip DHE Eng

Alison qualified in 1982 and for the last 15 years has been working locally in private practice. Dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy gums and fresh breath she works closely with the dentist to provide high quality treatment. She is bubbly and kind. She has two children and a Chihuahua cross Boston Terrier.