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Cavity Fillings

A simple fix for what could be a big problem!

Cavities appear as a small hole in a tooth where bacteria or plaque has created decay. Although small cavities may not feel painful right away they can lead to more serious conditions such as gum disease, root canals or even the loss of one or more teeth! Sometimes the solution to cavities can be as simple as preventive care which involves avoiding or reducing the amount of sugary and starchy foods we eat and brushing and flossing twice daily. By practicing good dental hygiene and attending regular six month checkups your teeth can remain healthy and strong. If you do experience a cavity a simple dental filling at your next six month appointment might be all you need to relieve your toothache and encourage a healthier painless smile.


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5 Tips for Cavity Prevention at Home

Do you have a good dental hygiene routine?

  • Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss to remove particles between teeth
  • Eat nutrient rich foods and avoid sugary snacks
  • Consider replacing highly acidic or staining drinks with water
  • Attend regular six month dental cleanings and exams

Dental Fillings With Dr. Riar

“Filling” The Strength of Your Teeth

Dental fillings are a quick and effective way to restore damaged or decayed teeth to their healthy look and feel. Unlike some practices that rely on amalgam or metal fillings, our team at Riar Dental Arts often recommends composite or resin fillings that are made of porcelain or ceramic for the added strength and support. There’s no risk of mercury in fillings that are color-matched to represent a natural looking, stronger smile. After fillings in our office your teeth look and feel great again and you won’t have to change your current dental hygiene routine–although we always recommend brushing and flossing twice daily!

An Easy Process

So Quick You’ll Be Saying “It’s Over?”

When you come in for cavity treatment Dr. Riar will guide you through a comprehensive exam for a proper assessment of your teeth and mouth. If one or more cavities are detected he may numb the area for a painless and comfortable treatment. Next the cavity is carefully removed with a precision tool drill and the area is effectively sealed with a filling. Overall the process is relatively simple and can take place in only a few minutes, allowing for a quick and comfortable transition back to your day.

Our Bakersfield Community

Dentist and Team

Receiving Care Is Easy With A Supportive Team

When you walk into a dental office you want to know that the professionals you meet have your best care in mind. That is why our team at Riar Dental Arts is dedicated to getting to know our patients on an individual level and using advanced modern dentistry for gentler, more effective treatments. We do our best to educate our patients and answer their questions meaningfully so they can feel confident about their smiles and dental health no matter when they come in for care.

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Six Month Checkups

Bright, White Teeth Maintained To Last

Don’t let your smile fade when you think you might have a dental problem–come into our office every six months for a checkup so our highly trained team can evaluate your dental health and spot areas of concern before they become large problems. When a smile is often the first thing someone notices about you, you’ll want to keep your teeth happy and clean. By making an appointment with us, you’ll get to see just how great it feels to enjoy a happy and healthy mouth year round.

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Doctor Riar

“Patient-Focused Community”

“As a Bakersfield native, I consider it a great privilege to be able to come home and care for the oral health of all my friends, family and neighbors. Growing up in a tight-knit community like Bakersfield has taught me the importance of quality care and a friendly demeanor. I work diligently to make sure that I uphold the values and ethics instilled in me by all my teachers from Sing Lum Elementary, Lakeside Middle, and Stockdale High School to provide dentistry that is gentle and builds pleasant long-lasting relationships."

Dr. Tanveer Riar

Dr. Tanveer Riar

Renew Your Dental Health