Preventive care reduces the chances of tooth and gum issues, along with needing treatment for them. Along with a foundation of smart oral hygiene at home, two visits per year to the office of Richard G. Viagrande, DMD for an examination and teeth cleaning is the best way for you to avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
The path to cavities and red, irritated gums leads back to dental plaque, along with tartar, which is of the same composition, but hardened. They are bacterial-based substances that erode your tooth enamel and in addition to the minor nuisance of redness and irritation, can eventually cause both inflammation and infection in your gums, along with some alarming symptoms that you would need prompt treatment for from our dental office in Kensington. Sugar and starch are catalysts for the development of plaque. Daily brushing (twice) and flossing (once) serve to address most of the plaque in your mouth. Whatever remains, managing to avoid the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss, turns into tartar. To eliminate this crusty buildup, you require a teeth cleaning every six months at our dental office in Kensington. That’s one major benefit of teeth cleanings, but there is another. If you are exhibiting any signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, you can count on having them reversed with a professional cleaning. In some especially stubborn cases, you might need a second cleaning for optimal results, but the bottom line is that you are doing right by your gums. As for your teeth, your six months visits ensure that any cavities that you have are detected and treated in a timely manner. Today’s filled cavity will not become tomorrow’s toothache or infection.
For effective, safe, gentle preventive care, contact our dental office in Kensington to schedule your next examination and cleaning.