If you want to make sure that you have healthy gums, it is very important that you have periodic teeth cleanings at our dental practice. In fact, it is impossible to have healthy teeth if your gums are not healthy, as well. This is because if you have gum disease, infection from the gum disease will ultimately travel down to your jawbone; this can cause your teeth to loosen and even fall out. If you want to make sure that you have healthy teeth and gums, come into our dental practice for a dental cleaning every six months. Our Duanesburg dentist will also be able to provide you with a comprehensive dental exam at the same time.
At our Pine Ridge Dental office, our two top-notch dentists are Dr. Don P. Evans and Dr. Rebecca S. Evans. At our dental practice, we stress the importance of preventive dental care. Periodic teeth cleanings at our office will help ensure that your gums and teeth stay healthy. If our Duanesburg dentist notices that you have gingivitis, during a periodic dental exam, he or she may recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums return to excellent health. Gingivitis is a precursor of gum disease, and should always be treated to make sure that gum disease does not develop.
When plaque, bacteria, and tartar remain on teeth, they encourage the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. When this happens, plaque, tartar, and bacteria will gather in the deep pockets and infection will form. At this point you will have a serious case of gum disease. Unfortunately, even the very best at-home dental cleanings will be unable to remove all plaque. When plaque stays on teeth for even a short amount of time, tartar will form. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that tightly adheres to teeth. Tartar can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments; no amount of tooth brushing or flossing will ever be able to remove tartar. If it is determined by our Duanesburg dentist that you have gum disease, it may be recommended that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment, which should be able to get your gums back into good health. For an appointment to come to our office for a teeth cleaning or dental exam, contact us today.