Preventive care is a great idea because when you don’t come in until there is a problem, the likelihood is that you will experience pain or other unpleasant symptoms, and the treatment required may be more complicated and costly. At Advanced Implant Dentistry and Oral Restoration, we suggest that you combine our recommendations for you at home with your visits to our Cedarhurst dentist two times per year for the most effective results.
Tooth decay and gum disease are both traced back to the effects of dental plaque. This film-like bacterial substance grows on and between teeth and at the gum line. Over time, small holes in your teeth may form. These cavities expose the inner portion of your tooth, which is associated with toothaches. As the cavity grows, you will be at risk for an infection, which may cause you to need root canal. You could even lose the tooth in the worst case. And when it comes to your gums, early stage gum disease is known as gingivitis. Irritation and redness are the usual symptoms. In time, though, that can lead to bleeding when you brush, receding gums, and persistent bad breath. Our Cedarhurst dentist will remove any of the plaque that escaped your oral hygiene at home, along with hardened tartar that formed from plaque that was hidden out of reach. A teeth cleaning is one of the very best ways to prevent problems with your teeth and gums. Not only will plaque and tartar be eliminated, but a cleaning will stop early stage gum disease from advancing, and reverse its effects.
Come in to see our Cedarhurst dentist every six months. Get a complete checkup and a teeth cleaning. You’ll put the odds very much in your favor to avoid more severe consequences from plaque and tartar. Call us right now to arrange an appointment.