The best possible treatment pales in its effectiveness when compared to prevention. Here at PresiDental Care, we stress the importance of a strong preventive strategy that combines your efforts at home with a twice-yearly visit to our office for a checkup and a teeth cleaning.
Most of the problems that you can encounter with respect to your teeth and gums, outside of injuries and accidents, can be traced back to the effects of plaque. This film-like bacteria forms on and between your teeth. It erodes tooth enamel, and has a negative impact on your gum tissue, too. The first aspect of preventive care is a nutritious diet that limits your sugar consumption, since sugar is a catalyst for the complications that plaque is responsible for. You should brush your teeth at least twice per day, and floss before bed. By doing so, you will eliminate most of the plaque that has accumulated. Some, though, manages to remain out of reach, in gum pockets. It then hardens into tartar, which no amount of brushing and flossing will remove. For that you need a professional teeth cleaning. And when you come in to see our Rego Park NY dentist every six months, you will get one. All of the plaque and tartar in your mouth will be gone. And equally impressive, if you are showing indications of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, you will find it has been reversed, and your gums will begin returning to their natural pink and vibrant state. All of the above will help to ensure that when you get your checkup from our Rego Park dentist, the likelihood of you having cavities or early stages gum disease is far less. And the odds will be even greater against you experiencing advanced gum disease or consequences like needing root canal to address a tooth infection.
A smart regimen of oral hygiene combined with an exam and teeth cleaning two times per year form the foundation of preventive care. Call us to schedule an appointment with our Rego Park NY dentist.