With a few simple and effective methods, preventive dental care is very easy. You can prevent the effects of tooth decay and gum disease by making a trip every six months to our Brooklyn NY dental office and by adhering to good strategies at home. Our office is happy to offer advice and guidance.
When we discuss preventive dental care, it all has to start with dental plaque. This film-like bacterial substance forms on and between your teeth. It erodes your tooth enamel and irritates your gums. Brushing and flossing properly will eliminate most of your plaque, but not what hides in gum pockets, eventually turning into hardened tartar. The impact of dental plaque and tartar, if they are not addressed in a timely manner, are cavities, gum disease, and even loss of bone and gum tissue as well as teeth. But with a twice-yearly examination and teeth cleaning at our Brooklyn NY dental office, things will never progress that far. Any cavities caused by plaque and tartar can be detected early, while they are still tiny, with the help of x-rays. A prompt filling will keep that cavity from growing and putting you at risk for a tooth infection or even an extraction. A teeth cleaning at our Brooklyn NY dental office serves two purposes. First, it eradicates all of the plaque and tartar in your mouth. This is like hitting the reset button on your oral wellness, making future cavities and gum disease less likely. And speaking of gum disease, any indications of gingivitis, the early stage, will be reversed with a teeth cleaning. And considering that gum inflammation, infection, persistent bad breath, receding gums, and other unpleasant effects can occur if gingivitis is not reversed, you can see the benefits of preventive care.
Contact our office and let us schedule you for an appointment to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy.