A teeth cleaning is among the most effective methods for the prevention of both tooth decay and gum disease. Just one every six months here at Barats Family Dentistry, and you will be putting the odds squarely in your favor to keep your oral health at its optimal level. Our Albany dentist is committed to prevention as the number one goal for our valued patients.
The filmy substance called plaque that grows on and between teeth is at the center of the fight to maintain the wellness of your teeth and gums. It erodes tooth enamel, leading to the formation of cavities. It also irritates your gums. Brushing after meals and flossing vigorously every day does a lot to stem the incursion of plaque, but some of it hides, such as in gum pockets, where it turns into tartar, a substance that cannot be removed with simple at-home oral hygiene. That’s why our Albany dentist recommends a twice-yearly teeth cleaning. All of the plaque and tartar that are still in your mouth will not just be reduced, but eliminated. This is like hitting the reset button on your dental and periodontal wellness. It makes new cavities less likely, and it actually reverses the effects of early stage gum disease. However, if you don’t come in for a teeth cleaning on the suggested schedule, the formation of cavities can continue, putting you at risk for requiring multiple fillings, and for the possibility of an infection inside your tooth, for which the treatment is typically root canal therapy. Also, your gums can become inflamed and even infected as gum disease progresses to the latter stage of periodontitis. You may experience persistent bad breath, receding gums, bleeding gums when you brush, and even loose teeth. All of this can be avoided with a trip to our Albany dentist twice per year.
Since a teeth cleaning is easy, simple, and virtually painless, and there are so many benefits to recommend it, why not call us today and schedule yours?