You know that a good reason to avoid a cavity is because you don’t want your tooth to hurt, you want your smile to remain healthy, and it’s an inconvenience to come in for another visit. However, this does not necessarily deter patients from skipping brushing sessions, avoiding flossing, or limiting sugary drinks. For extra motivation, Your Riverside dentist would like to explain some additional reasons to avoid tooth decay altogether.

Your Tooth Will Remain Stronger (Longer)

Think about a solid object. When it is whole, it is structurally sound. Now, think about that same object with a couple large holes in it. It’s not so structurally sound anymore and is more likely to break under pressure. This is what happens with your teeth as you receive filling after filling. The loss of tissue weakens your teeth, even after the placement of the filling. As a result, your tooth remains stronger longer the longer you preserve your natural tissue. So, while a filling is a wonderful solution to tooth decay, your Riverside dentist explains that avoiding it altogether is even greater.

Stronger Teeth Are Useful Down The Road

When your smile is mostly healthy, you may think very little of ending up with a cavity or two. However, it’s important to consider the fact that you may want very strong teeth when the unexpected happens. For instance, perhaps you lose a tooth as the result of an unexpected trauma and you want to place a dental bridge. The bridge will require strong surrounding teeth for placement. For these types of unforeseen possibilities, your Riverside dentist explains that keeping teeth as strong as possible is always your best choice.

Protect Teeth With Helpful Hints

Speak with us about the best way to keep your teeth strong, which includes avoiding tooth decay. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.