The foundation of excellent dental health is in prevention. At the office of Gentle Dental, two visits per year for a complete exam and teeth cleaning is the ideal complement to your own efforts of brushing and flossing at home. It is the goal of our Bayside dental office to keep cavities and gum disease from being a common presence in your life.
Logically, it is more efficient to keep something from occurring in the first place than it is to deal with the effects of its occurrence afterward. And so it is with the impact of dental plaque, the film-like bacteria that is the source of both tooth decay and gum disease. It erodes enamel to form cavities, and irritates your gums, causing redness. Any that is not removed through brushing and flossing will turn to hardened tartar, which is essentially impossible for you to address on your own. Our Bayside dental office eliminates tartar buildup along with residual plaque as a consequence of our six month teeth cleanings. By doing so, the odds are distinctly in your favor for keeping your teeth intact and your gums pink and vibrant. Another feature of our teeth cleaning that is related to your oral health is the fact that if you have early stage gum disease, it will reverse the effects and stop it from progressing to the later stage. And that stage, periodontitis, is associated with symptoms such as receding gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding when you brush, loss of gum and bone tissue, and even loose teeth. Your twice-yearly checkup is also key in the early detection of cavities, which if filled promptly, will be far less likely to put you at risk for toothaches and infections.
Book an appointment for preventive care at our Bayside dental office. Call us today.