Are you thinking to yourself that you are doing absolutely everything right, so how on earth could you still be getting cavities? Before you give up on your otherwise exceptional dedication to keeping your mouth healthy, your Corona dentist would like to explain why tooth decay keeps affecting you. The answer might be simpler than you think!

Something’s “Off” With Your Care

Yes, brushing, flossing, cleanings, and checkups are the essential details. However, your Corona dentist explains you’ve got to do them right for them to work! Consider the following:

  • Checkups and cleanings must happen every six months
  • Brushing must happen twice daily (gently and for two minutes each time)
  • Flossing must be thorough and happen once daily

You’re Falling Victim To Simple Mistakes

Of course, if you’re brushing and flossing then you’re doing what we have suggested. If you come in for professional care, you’re completing the preventive care set forth to stop problems like tooth decay from happening. However, if you’re falling victim to some hidden pitfalls, your Corona dentist explains that you may be making some counterproductive decisions. Learn about them and change your habits:

  • You brush, floss, then eat before bed. Even though you care for your smile, if you coat it with food, sugars, etc., you’re defeating the purpose of the dental hygiene.
  • You snack, drink sugary or acidic beverages, and eat meals throughout the day without at least rinsing with water. Even if you brush in the morning and night (and floss), if your smile remains coated all day, tooth decay can occur.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.