When you think about cavities, you know that it’s a problem treatable by our Grand Prairie, TX team. You know that they’re some of the main things you’re fighting off when you practice your dental hygiene and when you see us for care. However, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t use a few pointers to review in your mind on occasion, so you feel quite clear about how to look at tooth decay in order to best protect your oral health. Remember, keeping your smile healthy is so easy when you’re informed!
You’re Better Off Without Them
Is it the end of the world if you end up with cavities? Nope! However, is this really something you want to deal with? Not at all. So, remember that what you’d really like for yourself is to avoid the development of tooth decay when possible. If you’re brushing your teeth like we suggest (twice daily), if you’re flossing as we instruct you to (once every day), and if you are very good about remembering that we must see you two times annually for cleanings, then the likelihood that decay will affect you is very slim.
If They Happen, It’s Going To Be Okay (If…)
So, what happens if you do end up developing cavities? As mentioned, it’s not the end of the world. It’s less convenient than not getting them. It’s less ideal for your teeth. However, in the long run, this is a very simple problem to correct (with dental fillings) and something you can avoid encountering again in the future if you decide that you’re going to commit yourself fully to optimal smile care. Treat them if they happen to you!
If You Ignore Them, Serious Damage Is Headed Your Way!
Here’s the part in which cavities do become a serious problem for you: When you not only ignore your preventive care that keeps them from developing but when you also ignore them once they’ve formed. When you pretend they’re not there and you don’t treat them, the decay spreads, destroys tooth tissue, causes infection, and you find yourself suddenly requiring care that’s more time consuming and expensive (like a dental crown, etc.).
Avoid Cavities When You See Us For Prevention
Don’t forget that preventive care with our team helps you avoid cavities and restorative care can help treat them. Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.