Pretend that you’re in your car driving on a freshly-paved road. Doesn’t it feel nice as your tires effortlessly glide on the smooth, even surface?
Flash forward a few years and imagine driving down the same road. Due to the recent bad winters, the road is now lined with potholes that have been repaired.
When you drive over that filled in pothole, does it feel as good as the road did when it was new? Probably not.
Dental Work Isn’t As Good As Your Natural Teeth
When you get a cavity, a dentist is able to remove the decayed portion of your tooth and then replace it with a filling. However, even the best dentist in the world (is there one?!) can’t make a filling that is the same quality as your natural tooth used to be. This is the reason that many people can keep their teeth for their whole lifetime, yet many fillings last less than ten years.
Teeth last longer than fillings. One of the best things you can do for your teeth is to avoid needing dental work by keeping your teeth healthy.
Do you have any questions or comments about how you can keep your teeth healthy to avoid losing your natural tooth structure? I’d love to hear them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!