Do you want to make sure that you have healthy teeth and gums? If so, the most important things you can do are (1) have a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen, and (2) come in to our dental practice for regularly-scheduled teeth cleanings. If you need teeth cleaning in Central Park you will enjoy visiting our comfortable and relaxing dental practice, Central Park Dental Spa.
When you brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis you remove almost all of the plaque and bacteria. However, there is always some plaque left behind. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth for even a short period of time, tartar will form. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that will encourage the development of deep pockets. When deep pockets form between your gums and teeth, plaque, bacteria and food debris will all gather in them and cause infection. At this point you have gum disease. Gum disease can most often be prevented by having a regularly-scheduled teeth cleaning in Central Park about every six months. Only a professional dental cleaning can remove tartar and help prevent gum disease.
During a teeth cleaning in Central Park at our Central Our Dental Spa, your gums will be examined to see if they are healthy or not. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor of gum disease, our dentist, Dr. Eda Ellis, will most likely recommend that you have several periodic teeth cleanings over the coming months. If it is determined that gum disease has already developed, and you have deep pockets, it will most likely be recommended that you have a periodontal procedure called scaling and root planing. This procedure is like a deep cleaning treatment for your gums. After this treatment, many patients’ gums are able to return to good health. Gum disease will never go away without treatment. If it is allowed to continue unchecked, the infection will reach down into the jawbone and your teeth will begin to loosen and fall out. Gum disease can also spread to other parts of your mouth, as well as to other parts of your body. To have healthy gums and teeth make sure you have your periodic teeth cleanings at Central Park Dental Spa.