For healthy and strong teeth and gums, one of the most important things you can do is to schedule a teeth cleaning twice per year with our dentist in Roselle. At Lake Street Dental, we work with you to develop and implement a strategy designed to maximize your oral well-being. This includes a nutritious diet on your part and a commitment to limit your consumption of sugar. It also means brushing after meals and daily flossing. This will do wonders to contain the damage that plaque can do to your teeth and gums. Any plaque that evades the reach of your brush and floss can harden and turn into tartar. It’s then too difficult to remove on your own. Plaque and tartar erode your tooth enamel to form cavities and they also irritate your gums. Eventually, the result can be inflammation, infection, and your gums ceasing to be a solid foundation to hold your teeth properly. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is that none of that has to happen.
As part of a complete dental exam, our dentist in Roselle will do a physical checkup of your mouth and take x-rays. If any cavities are detected, they can be filled so that they don’t grow and put you at risk for an infection, root canal, or even the loss of a tooth. As for your gums, the first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. And if indications are found during your exam, the best way to combat it is with a teeth cleaning. Typically, this will reverse gingivitis and allow your gums to heal and return to their normal high level of health and pink hue. In some cases, a second cleaning may be necessary to be thorough. If gingivitis is ignored, however, it will most likely progress to the second stage, periodontitis. At that point, more invasive treatments are required to treat the problem.
And a teeth cleaning is a reset for the health of your teeth, too. By eradicating all of the plaque, tartar, and food particles that have managed to cling between your teeth and in your gum pockets, you will be less likely to get future cavities. Don’t delay. Call us today and schedule an exam and teeth cleaning with our dentist in Roselle.