At PresiDental Care, we have a team of highly-trained doctors who work to provide all of our patients with expert dental care. Our doctors are: Dr. Jessica Figueroa, Dr. Shahnam Shifteh, Dr. Christopher Cummings, and Dr. Jennifer D. Johnson, our Oral Surgeon. When you are looking for great dental care, including gum disease prevention, you will do well to visit our dentist near 10018.
Our office consistently provides the highest quality of dental care for our patients. We use state-of-the art technology and techniques to make sure our patients always receive the best dental care available today. However, we know that when it comes to a healthy smile and healthy gums, the most important thing that can be done is to practice and provide preventive dental care. Preventive care is the best and most effective way to help our patients avoid gum disease and to keep teeth bright and healthy. Our dentist near 10018 recommends that all patients come in for their regularly scheduled periodontal cleanings as the first line of defense in the prevention of gum disease.
Gum disease will occur when tartar is allowed to build up on your teeth, and it is allowed to invade the teeth and gums below the gum line. Of course it is important that you keep up with your regular at-home teeth cleaning regimen of proper brushing and flossing. However, even with the best at-home dental care, you will not be able to remove all the bacteria and plaque. Once plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, even for a short time, hardened tarter will form. Once there is tartar on your teeth, it will begin to invade the area below the gum line; this is the very beginning of gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease. If the tartar is allowed to build up, pockets will begin to form between the teeth and gums. As these pockets deepen, gum disease begins to take hold in your mouth. Special dental instruments, used during a professional dental cleaning provide the only way to get rid of the hardened tartar in your mouth; no amount of brushing will ever be able to accomplish this. During a periodontal cleaning, we will be able to remove the destructive tartar and bacteria through cleaning, and root planing and scaling if necessary. The result will be a truly clean mouth, and healthy gums. If you need to see our dentist near 10018, give our office a call today for an appointment.
General Dentist in Midtown
526 7th Avenue 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10018