The key to excellent dental and gum health is to make sure that your mouth remains free of plaque. Regular visits to our dentist and regular dental cleanings, will keep plaque from building up. If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, and received top-notch treatment when needed, visit us at Brooklyn Dental Group where our dentist near Brooklyn College, Dr. Martin Bodek, will provide you with complete dental care.
Dental plaque not only causes tooth cavities, but it can also cause gum disease. When dental plaque remains on teeth, materials from the dental plaque combined with the saliva and carbs in your mouth to form acids which will eat through your tooth enamel. If dental plaque stays on your teeth it will turn into tartar, and this will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. When this occurs, you will develop gum disease. However, when you come to our dental practice for an exam by our dentist near Brooklyn College, and for a biannual teeth cleaning, it will help to ensure that all dental plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth, from between your teeth, and from just below the gum line. This can keep dental cavities from forming as well as keep gingivitis or gum disease from developing. It is very important to have an excellent at-home dental care regimen of brushing and flossing. However, this care will never be able to remove plaque that has traveled below the gum line, or between your teeth. In addition, when plaque remains on teeth it will turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth and promotes the development of deep pockets between your teeth and gums; it can only be removed with the instruments that are used during a professional dental cleaning.
If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums have the best chance of remaining healthy, and are as plaque-free as possible, see our dentist near Brooklyn College for regular dental exams and cleanings.