When you come in for a teeth cleaning two times per year, you’re doing something fantastic for your dental health. It’s a big part of preventive care, which we are dedicated to here at Piskorski Dental.
Preventive care starts at home. Maintain a nutritious diet and keep a close watch on your sugar intake. Brush twice per day and floss thoroughly before bedtime. Doing the above gives you an excellent opportunity to prevent dental plaque, the bacterial film that grows on and between teeth and at the gum line, from causing consequences for your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, not all plaque is washed away with your oral hygiene routine. Some of it tends to hide out of reach, including in your gum pockets. It will then harden into tartar, which cannot be effectively removed except with a teeth cleaning when you visit our Ord dentist. It’s a service that eliminates tartar buildup and residual plaque, but it does even more than that. A teeth cleaning will also reverse the effects of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, and stop it from progressing. Consider that later stage gum disease, periodontitis, brings with it symptoms like receding gums, bleeding gums when you brush, and persistent bad breath. If not addressed promptly, you could end up losing gum and bone tissue and even your teeth. So it’s not difficult to see the advantages to preventive care from our Ord dentist.
When it comes right down to it, keeping your teeth healthy and free of cavities, and your gums vibrant and strong, doesn’t really take all that much effort. Place a call to us right now and let us schedule you for an appointment with our Ord dentist.