Have you been dealing with cavities since you were a kid? Perhaps you began your experience with tooth decay as an adult. Whatever the case, many patients ask us what they can do to avoid ever requiring another filling. While a dental filling is a comfortable, efficient treatment that will beautifully restore your tooth, being able to avoid restorative care altogether is always preferable. Ready for some exceptional news? Avoiding the need for future fillings isn’t rocket science! You just need to become better acquainted with the steps required for establishing and maintaining clean, strong, plaque-free teeth and you’ll be on right track.

Home Care Is Essential

Avoiding the need for a filling means avoiding tooth decay. The bulk of your preventive care will take place in your own home. Brushing and flossing removes cavity-causing plaque from your smile on a daily basis. Keep up with the following steps:

  • Brush your teeth two times a day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Floss your teeth once a day

Professional Care Is Essential, Too!

Even with daily brushing and flossing, you will be left with a bit of plaque on your smile. You may even have some tartar (hardened plaque) that is impossible for you to remove, both of which promote tooth decay, which then leads to the need for a dental filling. Avoid these problems by visiting us once every six months. During your cleaning, we will finish the work you cannot complete at home by performing comprehensive plaque removal.


Dental Associates of Moreno Valley is committed to offering patients of all ages the comprehensive dental care they need for gorgeous, healthy smiles. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, call our Moreno Valley office today at (951) 697-6800. We are also happy to welcome patients from Riverside, Temecula, Corona, and surrounding areas.