Cavities and gum disease originate as a result of dental plaque. At Tiba Dental, our goal is to prevent the consequences of plaque, the film-like bacteria that grows on teeth and at the gum line, as well as to promote strong, cavity-free teeth and vibrant, healthy gums right now and in the long term.
Dental plaque erodes your precious tooth enamel, ultimately forming cavities. It also irritates and reddens your gums. And if the proper strategies for controlling it are not employed, you could end up with a toothache, an infection inside your tooth, and possibly the loss of a tooth. The mild symptoms your gums sustain can become considerably more alarming. Among them are bleeding when you brush, receding gums, inflammation, infection, persistent bad breath, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. A trip to our Sunset Park dentist office is a big part of stopping the progression of plaque and the impact on your teeth and gums that it causes. At home, you should keep a close watch on your diet. Sugar and starch fuel the development of dental plaque. Brushing in the morning and again at night, in addition to flossing before bedtime will remove most of what forms. What remains will harden into tartar. When you visit our Sunset Park dental office for your six month checkup, you will have a teeth cleaning done. This is crucial, because it removes tartar buildup, and any residual plaque. Furthermore, if you are exhibiting symptoms of gingivitis, early stage gum disease, a teeth cleaning will reverse them. In some stubborn cases, a second round of cleaning might be required.
Contact our Sunset Park dentist office and arrange a convenient time to come in for your twice-yearly examination and teeth cleaning. Keep dental plaque from causing you undue harm.