West Hartford dentist
If you are looking for a dental practice that will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you should visit us at Contemporary General Dentistry. Our expert West Hartford dentist
, Dr. Wilson, can provide you with complete dental exams and a wide variety of dental services.
In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy, it is important that you have a great at-home dental cleaning regimen which removes as much dental plaque as possible from your teeth. Dental plaque is a clear and colorless biofilm which is continuously created in your mouth. When the plaque sticks to your teeth, materials in the plaque will combine with your saliva and carbs in your mouth and acid will be created. This acid will attempt to eat through your tooth enamel and form dental cavities. Our West Hartford dentist recommends that you usually come in every six months for regular dental cleanings to make sure that all plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth. During a dental cleaning, plaque is also removed from just below the gum line, and other areas in your mouth which you cannot easily reach with your tooth brush. This is of critical importance to your dental health. Also, when plaque is removed from your teeth, there is much less chance that you will develop gingivitis or gum disease. Plaque causes gingivitis by causing the gums to become inflamed. When dental plaque stays on your teeth and turns into tartar, it encourages the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums, and you develop gum disease. Gum disease can lead to many serious medical complications and tooth loss, as well. For all these reasons you want to make sure that your teeth are kept as plaque-free as possible.
For an appointment to see our West Hartford dentist
for complete dental care or a comprehensive dental exam, contact us today.
By Contemporary General Dentistry
May 2, 2017