Preventive care now can help you avoid treatment later on. With a visit to our dental office in Midtown every six months, combined with a dedicated strategy of brushing and flossing daily, you can keep your teeth and gums strong, healthy, and free of cavities and disease. We at the office of Verna & Mulahu are committed to making that a reality to the greatest extent possible.
The core of preventive care is addressing dental plaque, the bacterial film that is the catalyst for the development of tooth decay and gum disease. No matter what you do, some plaque is going to form, but sugar and starch act like fuel for plaque. The more of them you consume, the more plaque your mouth has to contend with. So reducing your sugar and starch intake is job one. Brushing every morning, along with brushing and flossing before bed, is the best way to remove plaque and promote oral wellness. And if you could reach all of the plaque that way, there would be no need for regular checkups at our dental office in Midtown. But the reality is that some plaque remains hidden, hardening into tartar. And the only way to effectively eliminate tartar is with a professional teeth cleaning. Better still, it prevents future tooth decay. That is one benefit of it, but the other is not as widely discussed. A teeth cleaning two times per year at our dental office in Midtown reverses the effects of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Those effects are mild irritation and redness, which if not taken care of in a timely manner will become more alarming ones, including receding gums, bleeding during brushing, and persistent bad breath.
In order to prevent tomorrow’s dental issues, and handle today’s before they become worse, call us to schedule an appointment.