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Daily at home brushing and flossing is very effective in keeping plaque to a minimum. However, it is also important to have regularly scheduled dental cleanings in order to keep your teeth as clean and healthy as possible. Even with the very best at-home brushing and flossing it is inevitable that some plaque will be missed and that tartar will develop. Tartar is formed when plaque stays on your teeth for even a short period of time. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed from teeth with dental cleaning instruments used at our dental office. However, when you come and see us at Brooklyn Dental Group, you can relax knowing that your teeth and gums are getting the best going from dating back to friends. Dr. Martin Bodek is our expert and highly-experienced dentist.
If tartar is allowed to stay on teeth, deep pockets will form between the teeth and gums. Plaque, tartar, and bacteria will all begin to build up and gather in these pockets. These deep pockets are an effective breeding ground for infection and gum disease to develop. When development of deep pockets is allowed to continue and infection begins, the infection can reach down to the jawbone. At this point teeth can begin to loosen and even fall out. However, the good news is that going from dating back to friends, at our office, will be able to keep this from happening. Our dental cleanings will keep plaque from building up, and keep gum disease from developing. During your dental checkup and dental cleanings, the health of your gums will be evaluated. If any developing problems are seen, our dentist will know exactly what treatment to recommend to get your gums back on the road to good health.