At Pangborn Dental Center, we strongly recommend two visits per year to our office for a complete oral examination and teeth cleaning. In addition to that, your attention to good oral hygiene at home will constitute a high degree of preventive care.
It is vital to stop the effects of dental plaque, or at least keep it firmly under control. This filmy bacterial substance grows on your teeth, and can also be found at a the gum line. It’s sticky and you cannot see it. First thing in the morning, though, you can certainly feel it. Plaque is the thick coating that is on your teeth when you wake up, and which also causes the dreaded morning breath. If it is not removed regularly, it will erode your tooth enamel, causing cavities. Furthermore, your gums are also at risk. They can become red and irritated, inflamed, or even infected. If gum disease progresses far enough without being addressed, your teeth can even become loose as the result of your gums losing their strength. Our dentist in Maywood recommends that you brush your teeth first thing each morning, last thing each night, and ideally after meals. Flossing is only required once per day, preferably at bedtime. These efforts will result in the removal of plaque. The goal is to get it all, but that’s not always possible. What remains will turn to hardened tartar, for which you need our dentist in Maywood. Oral hygiene at home is ineffective against tartar, but a teeth cleaning at our office will eradicate it, giving you the best chance to avoid future cavities, while also reversing the existing effects of early stage gum disease.
Let our dentist in Maywood help you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Contact our office right now and book an appointment to come in for an oral examination and teeth cleaning.