When you think of healthy, strong teeth and vibrant, pink gums, it should remind you of the importance of teeth cleanings. Just one simple trip to see our dentist in Saratoga FL every six months will help to keep your oral health at the highest possible level. We at New Image Dentistry LLC know that teeth cleanings are a key part of an overall strategy for preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
The first line of defense comprises your diet and your at-home oral hygiene. Eat nutritiously, and keep a close eye on how much sugar you consume through both foods and drinks. Even otherwise healthful fruit juice is no friend to your teeth thanks to how much sugar it contains. Brushing twice per day, and flossing before bed are also essential components. But even if you do all that, some dental plaque will manage to escape your efforts and hide out of reach. It then hardens into tartar, which cannot be removed by your own efforts. It takes teeth cleanings for that. You will get one when you come in for your twice-yearly exam with our dentist in Sarasota FL. Teeth cleanings have two outstanding benefits. First, they eradicate the plaque and tartar that are still between your teeth and at the gum line. This sets you on the road to optimal oral health. Second, if you are showing signs of early stage gum disease, called gingivitis, a cleaning (or two) will stop the progress and reverse its effects. If gum disease is allowed to reach the advanced stage, periodontitis, your gum and bone tissue, as well as your teeth can be at serious risk. You’ll probably notice signs like persistent bad breath, receding gums, and bleeding when you brush. And a deeper type of cleaning is needed to address it.
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