You can’t see dental plaque, but it’s invisibility doesn’t stop it from causing harm to your teeth and gums. Here at AV Dental, we are dedicated to helping you avoid the effects of this sticky bacterial film.
When you wake up each morning, you no doubt feel an unpleasant tasting coating on your teeth. It’s why you brush your teeth before anything else. And it’s that coating that is the most noticeable evidence that you have dental plaque on your teeth. Our Lawrenceville dentist office recommends brushing your teeth again before bed, and accompanying it with a thorough and vigorous flossing. If possible, brushing after meals is a good idea, too. That’s because any plaque that remains in your mouth will eventually turn into tartar, which is essentially a harder and crusty version of plaque that can only be effectively removed at our Lawrenceville dentist office via a teeth cleaning. You should come in for a complete oral examination and a teeth cleaning once every six months. Doing so serves several important purposes when it comes to your teeth and gums. First, any cavities that plaque has caused can be detected and filled before they have the chance to grow larger and be responsible for more problems. Second, by eradicating tartar buildup and any residual plaque, our teeth cleaning succeeds in helping you to prevent future cavities and gum disease. Finally, any effects of existing early gum disease are reversed with a teeth cleaning. Sometimes, a second cleaning is required in especially stubborn cases. Stopping gum disease in its tracks means you won’t risk serious harm like receding gums, bleeding while brushing, loss of gum and bone tissue, and even loose teeth.
Contact our Lawrenceville dentist office today and let us schedule your next visit for an examination and teeth cleaning.