In order to keep your teeth healthy, one of the most important things you can do is to come to our dental practice for dental teeth cleanings every six months. Even with the very best at-home teeth cleaning regimen, some plaque and bacteria will remain on teeth. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth for even a short amount of time, tarter will form. Tarter is a hard, mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth and can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments. For this reason, it is very important that you visit our practice for dental cleanings to remove all tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the teeth that your brushing has missed. Getting dental care in Canarsie will help your teeth and gums stay healthy.
At our dental practice, Brooklyn Dental Group, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Martin Bodek. Dr. Bodek has been providing exemplary dental care to the Flatbush area and surrounding communities for many years. We encourage all of our patients to be proactive about their dental care. Coming in for periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings are instrumental in making sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. It is impossible to have healthy teeth when your gums are not healthy. When gum disease takes hold in your mouth, the infection can travel down to your jawbone, which will cause teeth to loosen and possibly even fall out. This is just one reason why you definitely do not want to get gum disease. With preventive dental care in Canarsie, you stand the greatest chance of keeping your teeth clean and gums healthy.
When you have your teeth cleaned at our dental practice, plaque will also be removed from your teeth. Plaque has a way of hiding in corners and between teeth which makes it difficult for you to remove, even with the best of flossing and brushing methods. When your teeth are very close together, this can be especially difficult. During a professional teeth cleaning, any plaque will be removed, and plaque buildup will be avoided. This means also that tarter will not form on your teeth. Without plaque buildup or tartar on your teeth, it is not likely that deep pockets will form between your teeth and gums. When these pockets form they will gather plaque, tarter, bacteria, and food debris, and infection will form. If this happens, you will need a periodontal treatment of scaling and root planing to remove all substances from the deep pockets. Hopefully this will help your gums to heal, and return to good health. For an appointment for great dental care in Canarsie, contact us today.