Why Tooth Decay Shouldn’t Scare You

You might feel worried quite often about tooth decay. It may be the thing that lingers in the back of your mind as you brush your teeth, floss your teeth, and as you’re lying in our chair receiving your cleaning and checkup. We understand that, particularly if you’re a perfectionist, you see a cavity as a sort of failure. However, we remind you that you don’t have to have a negative outlook! Why not? Well, because they’re nothing to feel scared of. Our Pella, IA team can fill you in on what makes them “no big deal,” assuming you do your best to keep your smile clean and treat any issues the crop up. Trust us, you’ll feel much better with just a little more information.

It’s Something You Can Avoid

One reason tooth decay shouldn’t scare you at all is because it’s not something that spontaneously shows up in your smile! To the contrary, it is something that develops when bacteria remain on your teeth for too long. Fortunately, you can keep them from enjoying extended contact with your dental tissue with basic prevention. This will include your daily brushing that should happen twice a day, your flossing that needs to occur just one time daily, and the cleanings that you receive with our team!

It’s Something That’s Easy To Treat Early

So, you know all of this about prevention but you ask: Can’t you still end up with tooth decay? Yes, you can. It’s possible. You can have one lax day with your dental care or just accidentally miss a spot when you’re brushing. The reason this isn’t something to be afraid of, though, follows: If you come in for your checkups every six months, we can see when decay is just getting started. We may be able to help you stop it from progressing into a cavity. Or, we will suggest a filling, which is quick, convenient, comfortable, and solves the issue.

You Can’t Even Tell That You Have A Filling!

“But I don’t want a dental filling!” you may say. “I want my smile to look good forever!” Great news: Our tooth-colored fillings will allow your smile to keep looking lovely.

Come In For A Beautiful Filling The Second You Need It

When you come in for a beautiful, tooth-colored the filling the moment you are diagnosed with a cavity, you can quickly say goodbye to decay as you welcome your healthy smile back! To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.