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Why You Should Preventively Treat Decay!

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

You may be of the mind that you don’t feel too compelled to worry about tooth decay because it’s something that we can treat with restorative care. While it’s true that we offer a variety of ways to deal with a cavity, our Columbia, TN team does want you to remain aware of the fact that preventing decay is always to your advantage, when you can do so! Not sure why and not sure you agree? Take some factors into consideration that just might help you see the light, as you realize that brushing, flossing, and seeing us makes life easy!

It’s So Simple To Do!

Are you under the impression that preventing tooth decay is difficult? The thing is: It’s incredibly easy, which is reason enough to do it to save yourself the extra effort, time, money, and more associated with the formation of and the treatment of a cavity. We are happy to offer you a quick recap (and, of course, will offer additional information and details when we see you next). To strive to prevent decay, you should be:

  1. Brushing your smile every single day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste

  2. Brushing your smile for two minutes (which makes for four minutes of daily brushing)

  3. Flossing your smile once a day

  4. Seeing us twice a year for every-six-months dental cleanings and checkups

You Could End Up With Severe Damage You Didn’t Expect

You might have expected a little hole in your tooth when you discovered that you were dealing with tooth decay. However, you may not have realized that decay can cause much more severe damage than a small cavity. Did you know that the decay will continue to destroy the tissue of your tooth until there’s serious structural injury? It’s true. You may require a dental crown instead of a filling.

You Could Lose A Tooth!

When tooth decay strikes, it not only damages your dental tissue but it also creates an opening. Now, bacteria that usually remain on the outer surface of your tooth can enter your tooth. The result is an infection. Sometimes, these are treatable. Other times, you may require an extraction. Or, should the structural damage prove to be too significant, you may require the removal of the tooth for this reason! We remind you that it’s much easier to focus on preventing decay, rather than allowing it to claim the life of your tooth.

Prevent Cavities With Our Dental Care And Advice

Take into account the fact that we offer professional preventive care that you need and we also offer the advice and guidelines you require in order to keep your oral health in exceptional condition and decay free! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.

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