Is it time that you had a comprehensive dental exam or teeth cleaning? Both of these dental procedures are very important in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Many people think that if they have a great at-home dental care routine it will take the place of needing a professional teeth cleaning performed. Unfortunately, this is not the case. It is important that you come to our Roselle dental office for teeth cleaning every six months in order to truly keep your teeth and gums healthy.
At our Roselle dental office, Lake Street Dental, our expert and highly-trained dentist is Dr. Harj Khaira. Dr. Khaira has been serving the dental needs of our Roselle community since 2005. We provide the highest levels of care in the areas of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Even with all of the great dental procedures available, we feel it is safe to say that the most important thing you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to have a comprehensive teeth cleaning every six months – or more often if you have certain medical or dental health conditions. Regular brushing and flossing at home is very important. However, even with the most vigorous at-home tooth care regimen, some plaque is left on your teeth. Once plaque is allowed to stay on your teeth for even a short amount of time, it will turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments. It must be carefully scraped away, so as not to damage the tooth enamel. If left on the tooth, tartar will lead to gum disease.
When you have a teeth cleaning at our Roselle dental office, the tartar is all removed from your teeth, along with any residual plaque and bacteria. This keeps deep pockets from forming between your gums and teeth. When deep pockets are formed they hold tartar, plaque and bacteria. This mix becomes an infection that will keep going until it is eliminated. The infection can even go down to the jawbone and cause the jawbone to become damaged. When this happens, teeth begin to loosen and fall out. The infection can even travel to different parts of your body causing serious infection. For people with weakened immune systems this can be particularly dangerous. However, if you have regularly scheduled teeth cleanings at our office, gum disease is much less likely to develop. For an appointment with Dr. Khaira, contact our office today.