Tooth decay affects nearly all of us at some point in our lives. In fact, only around 2% of the population is immune to dental caries. For the rest of us, regular dental care is necessary to protect our teeth from decay. Wondering what you can do to prevent cavities? Fortunately, avoiding tooth decay is as easy as caring for your teeth.

Corona, CA Preventive Dentistry Quiz

1. True or False: A checkup is essential for avoiding decay.

2. True or False: You should have your teeth cleaned twice a year.

3. True or False: We can protect teeth with dental sealants.

4. True or False: Fluoride supplements boost your teeth’s natural defenses.

Answer Key

1. True. During a checkup, the dentist will carefully exam your teeth. Employing advanced technology, we can watch for the earliest signs of developing decay. From there, treatment can be prescribed before the decay spreads and increases the risk of infection or possibly dental abscess.

2. True. The American Dental Association suggests everyone have their teeth cleaned twice a year. During a cleaning, we remove plaque from the teeth using either a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler. Otherwise, plaque can lead to an increase in oral acidity and lead to the onset of cavities. Having a cleaning also reduces the risk of gum disease and can even freshen your breath.

3. True. To safeguard young smiles against tooth decay, we may place a dental sealant. We add a plastic covering the molars in the rear of the mouth. These teeth are difficult to reach for children, allowing food to become stuck between them and boost the risk of dental caries. A sealant safeguards the teeth and wears away naturally.

4. True. To boost your body’s natural defenses against cavities, we can offer a fluoride supplement. Fluoride strengthens enamel.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.