If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, you need an excellent at-home teeth cleaning regimen which consists of regular tooth brushing and flossing. You will also want to visit our dental practice, The Gentle Dentist – Dr. Amit Sood, to be seen by our Jackson Heights New York dentist, Dr. Sood, for periodic dental exams.
Dental plaque is probably the number one enemy of healthy teeth and gums. Dental plaque is consistently created in your mouth, and settles on your teeth. It is a clear and colorless film that contains large amounts of bacteria and acids. The acids will eat through your teeth and cause dental cavities. To keep your teeth cavity-free, you must make sure that all dental plaque is removed as effectively as possible with a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen. You will also want to come into our office to see our Jackson Heights New York dentist on a regular basis for dental exams, and to receive periodic teeth cleanings every six months. At your checkup, our dentist will assess the complete health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. During a dental cleaning, all plaque, tartar, and bacteria is removed from your teeth so that your teeth will remain cavity-free, and so that deep pockets do not form between your teeth and gums. When plaque stays on your teeth for even a short amount of time it will turn into tartar. When tartar remains on your teeth, it encourages the development of deep pockets to form between teeth and gums. Bacteria, tartar, plaque, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and gum disease will form. So, as you can see, dental plaque can cause both dental cavities and gum disease to develop. However, when you brush your teeth thoroughly, and floss your teeth daily, you are helping your teeth to stay plaque-free. A dental cleaning will get all the dental plaque that you have missed.
For an appointment to see our Jackson Heights New York dentist, or to come in for a dental cleaning, contact us today.