woman smiling outdoorsAre you staying on top of your scheduled visits to the dentist’s office? If it has been a while since your last visit, remember that regular checkups and examinations are one of your best tools for preventing, detecting, and treating tooth decay. Regular attendance means removing the bacterial deposits that lead to cavities as well as removing cavities before they expand in size and further erode your teeth. Your at-home brushing and flossing efforts remain your first line of defense, but when you attend an examination, your dentist can provide protection beyond the ability of your own tools. If plaque progresses to tartar deposits, you must rely on your dental team to properly address this buildup.

At your Moreno Valley, CA dental practice, we protect your teeth from the corrosive destruction of oral bacteria. When you visit us at least every six months, we clean the entire surface of your teeth to make sure no cavity-causing buildups remain. If we do find a cavity, we will remove it and provide a proper restoration to maintain the strength of your remaining healthy tooth!

Proactive Protection For Healthy Enamel

When you view your dentist as your partner in preventing tooth decay, each semiannual visit provides the opportunity to maintain the strength of your enamel. This means not waiting to schedule an appointment until you experience a painful toothache, but rather visiting on time to prevent those aches in the first place! Because preventive care and early detection of oral health problems can lead to more conservative treatments when problems do arise, maintaining a perfect attendance record can even help your pocketbook!

Treating Tooth Decay

When we do discover a cavity at your dental appointment, we will provide a restorative treatment to maintain your tooth’s strength and stop the spread of decay. Using special tools, we will remove the decaying tissues. Because this process permanently alters the surface of your tooth, we will place a restoration such as a dental filling to prevent oral bacteria from reinfecting this opening. From time to time, the effects of decay may be too great to treat with a filling, and we will place a dental crown instead to restore the entire outer structure of your tooth above the gumline. This can return critical function to your bite by taking on its force.

Speak With Your Moreno Valley, CA Dentist About Treating Tooth Decay

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

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.

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

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.