Farmington Teeth Cleaning
Have you always heard your dentist tell you how important professional dental cleanings are? However, is it unclear to you why you really need a professional teeth cleaning since you brush and floss your teeth on a regular daily basis? If you are a little confused by this claim you are not alone. We would like to assure you though that coming in every six months for a Farmington teeth cleaning
is one of the best things you can do to help ensure your lifetime oral health.
At our practice, Contemporary General Dentistry, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Bryan Wilson. Dr. Wilson tells his patients that they should be sure to have a Farmington teeth cleaning
at our office at least twice a year. Depending on your individual situation, including having certain medical conditions or having specific gum problems, our dentist may recommend that you come in even more frequently for these cleanings. Dental cleanings are so important because they remove all tartar, plaque and bacteria from your teeth. During regular at-home teeth cleaning, some plaque is always left behind. The problem occurs because when plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, even for short time, it will turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that will adhere to your teeth; it can only be removed by cleaning with professional dental instruments. When tartar stays on teeth it encourages the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. When these deep pockets form, bacteria, tartar, plaque, and food debris will all gather and combine to form serious infection. At this point the patient has gum disease and will need periodontal care.
So Farmington teeth cleaning
can keep you from developing gum disease -- why exactly is this so important? Gum disease is a serious condition that can affect the health of your gums, teeth, and even your entire body. If gum disease is allowed to continue it can reach down to the jawbone, and weaken it. When this happens, teeth begin to loosen and will eventually fall out. Infection can also spread to other parts of your mouth and cause other teeth to fall out as well. A very serious condition can also occur if this infection spreads to other parts of your body. Untreated gum disease has been connected to serious medical conditions which even include heart problems. We think you will agree that having preventive teeth cleanings is a very smart way to go -- is an effective and easy way to keep your teeth, gums, and body healthy!
Contemporary General Dentistry
836 Farmington Avenue,
West Hartford, CT 06119
By Contemporary General Dentistry
February 22, 2016