Preventive care is simple and effective in keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong. At AV Dental, we offer a solid strategy to includes proper brushing and flossing at home, along with a visit to our Lawrenceville dental office every six months.
Dental plaque is the sticky bacterial film that you feel when you wake up in the morning. It’s the coating on your teeth that is responsible for morning breath, and if you’re like most people, you cannot wait to brush your teeth first thing because of it. The effects of plaque, though, extend far beyond some questionable breath upon waking. It erodes tooth enamel to form cavities. It reddens and irritates gums. Given enough time to play its trade, the results can include advanced decay, toothaches, infections of teeth and gums, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth, among others. Effective brushing both in the morning and at night, along with vigorous flossing at night, do a lot to stop the progression of plaque, but any that remains afterward will eventuality harden into tartar, for which you will need our Lawrenceville dental office. Professional teeth cleanings allow for the methodical elimination of tartar buildup and residual plaque. Furthermore, if there are any indications of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, they will be reversed with a teeth cleaning. It’s like getting a completely new start on your oral wellness. And that is crucially important, because if tartar is allowed to remain, it is going to lead to continued decay of your teeth, and gum disease will progress to the point where you will need a deeper type of cleaning called scaling and root planing to address it.
All it takes is one call to our Lawrenceville dental office today to prevent a host of potential problems down the road.