Smiling man on grey backgroundIf it has been a long time since you scheduled a dental visit for cleaning and examination, consider an appointment to help you prevent or treat the effects of tooth decay. While your at-home habits form the basis of your oral hygiene, regular trips to the dentist support your smile beyond the capabilities of your toothbrush. Regular cleanings allow your dentist to remove plaque and tartar deposits that are not possible to treat at home. When left on the surface, these bacterial formations lead to cavities that continue to grow and threaten the integrity of your teeth. Because the same conditions that cause cavities can infect your gums, routine cleaning offers multiple health benefits. At your Corona, CA, dentist, we encourage you attend cleanings every six months. Periodic examinations can detect cavity formation before they become worse and lead to appropriate restoration of your tooth.

Attend Cleanings And Examinations

When you visit the dentist regularly, you receive a professional evaluation of your smile’s health. Because certain oral health issues are not easily detectable at home, routine examination can detect cavities and gum disease before they progress. In general, the earlier you detect a health problem, you can receive a more conservative treatment. Regular cleanings help you remove plaque and tartar that contribute to gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. While brushing and flossing can remove certain plaques at home, when they calcify into tartar, only a hygienist’s special tools can remove them. 

Treating Your Cavity

Cavities form when oral bacteria produce acids that wear away at the enamel of your teeth. As the surface erodes, tiny holes form that permanently weaken the structure of your tooth. Your dentist will remove the decaying material and determine which restoration is appropriate to support the tooth’s strength and appearance. Dental fillings prevent bacteria from re-entering your tooth’s body by sealing the surface hole. Modern materials match the color of your natural tooth to provide a beautiful appearance. To offer quick relief, we complete this treatment in a single visit. For more advanced cases of decay, we can place a dental crown to provide more significant support. This restoration supports teeth that crack and break due to decay

Talk With Your Corona, CA Dentist About Treating Tooth Decay

To find out more about how we can take care of you when you experience dental decay, reach out to any of our locations near you at the following:

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

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

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.