To promote strong teeth and healthy gums, there is no doubt that a wise strategy at home combined with coming in to see our dentist near Brooklyn College for twice-yearly dental exams and teeth cleanings will put the odds distinctly in your favor. Stick to a nutritious diet, limit your sugar intake, brush after meals, and floss daily to look after your oral health. That will help to prevent plaque formation on and between your teeth, as well as remove most of what is there. Then we at Brooklyn Dental Group will assess any effects of plaque on your teeth, as well as eliminate any of it (along with its hardened form, tartar) that has managed to evade the reach of your brush and floss.
Yes, plaque is sneaky and stubborn. It hides away in gum pockets and turns into tartar, which no amount of home care will remove effectively. When you come to see our dentist near Brooklyn College for your examination, your teeth will be checked and x-rays taken to determine if you have any cavities. Even small ones need to be filled promptly so that they don’t grow larger and expose you to greater risk for an infection, pain, and the need for root canal therapy. As important as that is, however, unless the underlying problem is addressed, you will still be highly prone to future cavities. That means a teeth cleaning is in order.
Removing all of the plaque and tartar in your mouth makes you feel fresh. Even more importantly, it is like hitting the reset button on your dental and periodontal well-being. Yes, plaque and tartar also impact your gums, leading to irritation, inflammation, and even infection if not addressed. Fortunately, a teeth cleaning by our dentist near Brooklyn College will typically reverse any effects of the early stage of gum disease, gingivitis. And when you consider that ignoring mild gum disease will generally allow the disease to progress to a more advanced stage, along with more concerning symptoms and the need for a deeper and more invasive type of therapy to treat it, then it makes all the sense in the world to schedule your appointment with us right now.