Smiling mexican man in suit jacketWhen was the last time you planned a visit to the dentist? If it has been a long time since your last visit, we recommend scheduling an appointment at least once every six months. At your semiannual cleaning and examination, you receive the care needed to protect your smile from tooth decay and other oral threats. Each cleaning allows us to remove plaque and tartar deposits from the surface of your teeth to prevent them from causing cavities, gum disease, or dangerous infections. Our examination process allows us to review your daily at-home hygiene habits and provide instruction on your brushing and flossing routine.

At your Temecula, CA dental practice, we prevent the buildup of bacteria that can harm your smile. When you attend each of your appointments, you gain peace of mind that your teeth are regularly cleaned. Each meeting provides a check-in to catch existing oral threats and treat them before they become worse. If we do find a cavity, early detection allows us to restore the health of your tooth before the decay process requires a more involved solution.

A Professional Cleaning Prevents Tooth Decay

When you know the role that oral hygiene plays in maintaining the integrity of your smile, you know how important regular dental cleanings can be in preventing tooth decay. If you only visit the dentist when you detect a symptom of tooth decay, it is too late to receive the preventive benefit of routine cleanings. This is why we stress stopping disease by removing plaque before it causes cavities on the surface of your teeth. Maintaining a preventive focus helps you avoid more serious interventions, such as root canals and tooth extractions when your teeth are free from plaque.

Treating A Cavity

If we discover a cavity during your checkup, we will recommend removing it as soon as you are able. Timely treatment prevents the decay process from continuing and can allow us to place a dental filling to restore the strength of your tooth. When we remove decaying material from your tooth, its surface is permanently altered, so by placing a filling, we seal the tooth to prevent oral bacteria from reentering.

Talk To Your Temecula, 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:

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

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.

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

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