If you want to have healthy teeth and gums, it is important that you keep your teeth as clean as possible with regular brushing and flossing. Is also important to come to our dental office for dental exams and teeth cleanings, so that dental problems can be found early, and all dental plaque and tartar can be removed from your teeth. At Barats Family Dentistry, our Albany NY best dentist will make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy.
When you visit our practice to see our Albany NY best dentist, just one of the expert dentists who may see you is Dr. Svetlana (Lana) Barats. It is recommended that patients have a dental cleaning on the same day that they have their biannual dental exam. During a dental cleaning, all tartar and plaque will be removed from your teeth, from between your teeth, and from just below the gum line. It is very important that your teeth stay as plaque-free as possible. Plaque is a colorless film which is made up of many different types of bacteria. It is extremely sticky, but tooth brushing and flossing will remove most plaque from your teeth. Materials in plaque will combine with carbs in your mouth to create dental acid. These acids will attempt to eat through your tooth enamel and form dental cavities. When plaque remains on teeth, it turns into tartar. Tartar is a hard substance that tightly adheres to teeth, and can only be removed with a dental cleaning. When plaque and tartar reside near the gum line, gum problems begin. When plaque irritates your gums, it can cause the gums to become inflamed, causing gingivitis. Tartar encourages the development of deep pockets to form which is the beginning of gum disease. When gum disease goes untreated, your teeth may loosen and fall out. The key to having a healthy mouth, is to have a great at-home dental cleaning regimen, and dental cleanings at our office every six months.
For an appointment to meet with our Albany NY best dentist for a dental exam, contact our office today.