prompt dental treatment can generally help to improve the smile’s appearance and its comfort!
What Are the Warning Signs of Dental Decay and Other Issues?
Preventive care, including both daily dental hygiene and regular checkups and cleanings, are the best way to protect the teeth and the gums from common oral health threats. Combined with a healthy diet, patients who regularly see the dentist for cleanings and brush and floss daily are far less likely to struggle with dental problems.
That said, if you do find yourself struggling with discomfort because of a potential dental problem, it is important to schedule a consultation with your restorative dentist as soon as possible. Deep staining and heightened sensitivity are other common warning signs of dental decay, and related issues.
Why Is Restoration Important?
Teeth are naturally incredibly strong, particularly the outer layer, the enamel. That said, the teeth cannot repair themselves the same way the skin can, for instance. So when the enamel has been eroded by acidic beverages or plaque buildup restorative treatment is the best way to protect the smile.
Prompt restorative treatment can help to prevent a relatively simple problem, like a cavity, from worsening over time. Left untreated, though, even minor tooth damage can lead to painful infections.