Teeth cleanings are the cornerstone of preventive care, because by keeping both your teeth and gums protected from the ravages of plaque and tartar, they supplement your at-home oral hygiene regimen. At New Image Dentistry LLC, we believe that by using every helpful method in conjunction with each other, you are far more likely to maintain optimal oral wellness.
Preventive care begins with your diet. Eat nutritiously, avoid excessive sugar, and brush twice per day; once when you first wake up in the morning, and then again before bed, along with a thorough flossing. The majority of dental plaque is washed away with those methods, but some may manage to escape the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss, hiding in gum pockets, for example. Plaque then hardens into tartar, continuing to cause the same harm. Unfortunately, your oral hygiene strategy is not effective against tartar. Instead, visit our Palmer Ranch dentist, where you will get a teeth cleaning in addition to your full dental examination. Not only do cleanings eradicate tartar buildup and plaque, but they also reverse signs of early stage gum disease, or gingivitis. A cleaning is like hitting the reset button on your dental and periodontal health. Each time you get one, which should be every six months, you are putting the odds in your favor to maintain cavity-free teeth, and strong, vibrant gums. If you do have any cavities, though, our Palmer Ranch dentist will address them right away by filling them. That prevents them from growing large enough to produce toothaches and infections, eventually leading to root canal or tooth extraction.
Reach out to us and set up your next visit to come in and see our Palmer Ranch dentist for a complete examination and a teeth cleaning. It’s simple, but it makes a huge difference for the better.