Dental plaque and tartar, both bacterial substances whose acids erode tooth enamel and irritate gum tissue, are at work 24/7. But with the right strategy for preventive care, you can keep its worst consequences from occurring. One of the best ways to do so is with our Great Neck teeth cleaning here at the office of Mark Heller DMD.
So long as there is any sugar or starch in your diet, and let’s be honest that there will always be at least some, you are going to have to deal with dental plaque. It’s sticky and invisible, but it is a threat to your oral wellness. It’s eliminated and washed away when you brush your teeth, so do so as often as you can. At minimum, that should be twice per day, when you wake up and then again before you go to bed. Doing so after meals is also highly recommended. Tartar develops from dental plaque that remains even after your oral hygiene efforts. That happens because it hides out of reach, such as in gum pockets. And that’s why you need our Great Neck teeth cleaning two times per year. Tartar buildup is eradicated, making new cavities and gum disease less likely to develop. But it also has a major positive impact on existing gum disease. The signs of gingivitis, the early stage, are typically redness and irritation. Thanks to our Great Neck teeth cleaning, you won’t have to struggle with the symptoms of periodontitis, the late stage of gum disease. They include receding gums, persistent bad breath, and bleeding while you brush your teeth. Inflammation and infection can ultimately lead to loss of gum and bone tissue and loose teeth.
Book your visit for a cleaning. Contact our office now. Your teeth and your gums will be much healthier for having done it.