Of course, if a cavity develops, we can address the issue with a filling and you’ll be on your merry way! However, when given the choice between preventing tooth decay from occurring and simply not worrying about it because you can always fall back on restorative care, we suggest you stick with the first option. There are some compelling reasons to do your best to keep up with your preventive care, particularly when cavities are involved. Learn more.
Your Tooth Remains Stronger
When you keep your tooth healthy instead of receiving a dental filling, you will find that it remains stronger for a longer period of time. Here’s why: Your solid tooth is a complete, sound structure. Your tooth with a cavity in it is a structure with weakness (a hole). This structure is more likely to break.
Your Smile Is Less Vulnerable To Infection
When you experience tooth decay, your tooth has an opening in it that it did not have before. When your tooth was solid and free of a cavity, the enamel (outer layer) provided exceptional protection. With decay, the tooth is open to invading bacteria. By keeping your tooth healthy, you don’t run the risk of accidental infection.
It’s more budget-friendly to come in for your preventive care visits two times a year than it is to deal with a dental filling. Keep tooth decay away with visits, brushing, and flossing, so you can save that money for something you’d rather be spending it on.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.