When you think about what are the most important ways to promote your oral wellness, both now and in the long term, you may not immediately think of a teeth cleaning. But we at Contemporary General Dentistry want you to know that our Hartford teeth cleaning is an essential component in an overall strategy designed to keep your teeth free of cavities, and your gums vibrant and healthy.
Plaque is the film-like substance that forms on and between teeth. It erodes tooth enamel, eventually forming holes called dental cavities. It's also responsible for the irritation of your gums. Brushing after meals and flossing vigorously each day goes a long way toward removing plaque, but it can still evade the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss, hiding in gum pockets, for example. It then hardens into tartar, which cannot be eliminated with typical home oral hygiene methods. That's why it is so important to come in two times per year for our Hartford teeth cleaning as part of a complete dental exam. Any remaining plaque and tartar will be eradicated, and this will serve to protect your teeth and gums from damage. If you put off having regular cleanings, plaque and tartar can eventually cause larger cavities, resulting in bacterial infections in the pulp of teeth, which leads to severe pain, and the need for root canal therapy. You may even end up losing one or more teeth. Your gums can become inflamed or even infected, which is one signs of advanced gum disease. Fortunately, our Hartford teeth cleaning will stop the progression of early stage gum disease and even reverse it.
When you consider all that it can do for you and your oral health, why not call us right now and schedule your Hartford teeth cleaning? It's simple and painless.
By Contemporary General Dentistry
December 23, 2016