Woman pointing to smile on orange backgroundDo you make the habit to visit your dentist every six months? If you have skipped a recent appointment, you should remember that routine cleanings and examinations are one of your best tools in the fight against tooth decay. Your dentist helps you remove plaque and tartar deposits that cause cavities to form in the first place and can detect existing damage before it further damages your teeth. Because your oral hygiene habits at home form the basis for cavity prevention, we can inspect the results of your brushing and flossing and offer guidance on appropriate techniques.

At your Corona, CA dentist’s office, we protect smiles from the harmful effects of bacterial buildup. By staying on top of your semiannual visitation schedule, you receive a cleaning and inspection to ensure no plaque deposits remain on your teeth. When we do find cavities, we promptly remove them and provide a restoration to maintain the health of your tooth and stop the spread of disease!

Removing Plaque And Strengthening Enamel

By understanding how cleaning your teeth helps prevent cavities from forming in your teeth, you realize how important sticking to your regular visits can be. If you wait until you experience pain or discomfort to schedule a cleaning, you may already have a cavity or infection. This means that preventive care reduces damage from happening in the first place. When we routinely remove plaque from the surface of your teeth, we free your enamel to remineralize and strengthen its protective nature. Your regular visits are key to reducing the future need for more invasive treatments such as root canals or tooth extractions.

Treating A Cavity

While the best treatment for tooth decay is preventing it in the first place, attending your examinations helps us detect them early in their formation. We can provide treatment to remove your decaying material and restore the strength of your damaged tooth. Because the removal of your cavity alters the structure of your tooth, we must place a seal to prevent reinfection from oral bacteria. Depending on the size and scope of your decay, a dental filling or dental crown will offer the appropriate level of protection. Modern materials ensure that your restoration blends in naturally with the shade of your smile to help you present a healthy grin!

Speak With Your Corona, 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 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.