If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, you will definitely want to come into our dental practice for periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings. It is impossible to have healthy teeth without healthy gums, because if gum disease develops your teeth may loosen and even fall out. Having teeth cleanings is very important to your oral health, and it has many benefits. Gum disease can have many serious consequences not only for your oral health, but for your regular medical health as well. In fact, infection from gum disease has been associated with heart problems and high blood pressure. Having a Hartford teeth cleaning on a periodic basis at our office, will pave the way for you to benefit from a lifetime of excellent oral health.
At our dental practice, Contemporary General Dentistry, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Bryan Wilson. We encourage many patients to have dental cleanings on the same day that they have their dental exam scheduled. Hartford teeth cleaning is very important even if you have an excellent at-home tooth brushing regimen. Even with the best of efforts, patients leave behind some amount of dental plaque and bacteria when they brush and floss their teeth. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth for even a short amount of time, it will turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth. No amount of tooth brushing will be able to remove tartar, once it forms. Tartar can only be removed with professional teeth cleaning instruments at our practice.
If tartar is allowed to remain on teeth, the tartar and plaque will both encourage the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. Once this occurs, tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food debris will gather in these deep pockets and serious gum infection will form. At this point you will need a periodontal treatment of scaling and root planing to help the gums return to good health. If our dentist sees that you have developed gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, he will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums return to excellent health. Having Hartford teeth cleaning at our dental office is very easy and comfortable. And, it is a very important part of your preventive dental care.
By Contemporary General Dentistry
June 22, 2016