If it weren’t for dental plaque, your teeth would stay intact and your gums would be pink and vibrantly healthy all the time. But the reality is that dental plaque is a factor, and because of that, we at Central Park Dentists have developed a strategy for addressing its effects.
The battle against dental plaque begins at home. When you adhere to a nutritious diet and keep a close watch on how much sugar you consume in both foods and drinks, you’re already engaging in a wise strategy. Plaque is a filmy bacteria whose acids erode tooth enamel, forming cavities. It also irritates your gum tissue. And given enough time, it can inflame and infection your gums. You can rid yourself of most of the plaque in your mouth by brushing at least twice per day, and flossing once. The complication is that plaque also hides away in gum pockets, out of reach of your oral hygiene. Over time, it hardens, becoming tartar. At that point, no brush or floss can have any appreciable effect on it. You need the help of our 10069 dentist for that. As part of your six month visits for a full dental exam, you will also receive a teeth cleaning. And that is how we eliminate all of the remaining plaque and tartar that your mouth is housing. It’s like hitting the reset button on your oral wellness. In addition, if you are exhibiting any indications of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, a teeth cleaning will reverse it. Sometimes, a second cleaning will be required for the most thorough job possible. Our 10069 dentist doesn’t want gum disease to progress to the advanced stage of periodontitis, which exposes you to more severe symptoms and a deeper and more invasive cleaning for treatment.
Book your appointment for an examination by our 10069 dentist, as well as a thorough teeth cleaning. Contact us today.