Of course, we want you to feel positive and happy about caring for your oral health. We want to mention that brushing and flossing are very beneficial and for you to proclaim with joy, “Well then, I’m going to take excellent care of my teeth and gums!” However, we know that sometimes patients require information that’s just a bit more compelling. So, today your Riverside dentist provides some worst case scenario details (Note: You may avoid all of them!) that will remind you of the power of prevention.

Some Types Of Concerns To Consider

Let’s talk about some worst case scenarios, so you realize that treating dental issues right away (or keeping issues from happening) is well worth it. Consider the following, suggests your Riverside dentist:

  • You have tooth decay, which you ignore. It leads to serious dental damage and the need for an extraction. You don’t replace the tooth, so your teeth shift and appear misaligned, which stresses your jaw joints and leads to TMJ disorder. Better to prevent and/or treat decay to avoid this very complex concern!
  • Now, imagine you don’t wear your mouthguard when you play sports. You get hit in the mouth by a strong impact. It shatters some of your teeth and dislodges others. You need replacements and oral surgery to fix the damage, which is time-consuming and costly. Always follow our prevention suggestions!

Why Think About Prevention At All?

You may ask yourself, “But if I can just visit my Riverside dentist for restorative care, why get so wrapped up in prevention?” The truth is, it’s not always that easy. Stopping something from happening to your oral health is generally a breeze, is often cost-free, and is always comfortable. Trying to fix problems can include very big costs, problems can become uncomfortable, and the details can require very complicated and specialized care. Stick with prevention!

Prevent Problems For An Easy Smile Experience

Remember that we are always here to help guide you toward a smile that remains healthy every single day! 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.