With just a little bit of effort, it’s not all that difficult to manage prevention of tooth decay and gum disease effectively. At First Impressions Dental Care, a strategy that includes two visits to our Lady Lake dental office every year, combined with your attention to daily oral hygiene, is likely to produce excellent results and keep your oral wellness at a high level.
Prevention is all about limiting the effects of dental plaque, the filmy bacterial substance that breaks down tooth enamel and irritates your gums. Plaque forms on your teeth and at the gum line. It is fueled by sugar and starch, so limiting your consumption of the foods and drinks that contain them is a very good start. Brush when you first wake in the morning, and then again before you go to bed, with that late night brushing also being accompanied by a thorough flossing. You’ll get rid of most of your plaque that way, but some will probably stay out of reach, where it will turn into tartar. This is a hardened form of plaque for which brushing and flossing are not efficient in removing. A teeth cleaning at our Lady Lake dental office is, though. Your visit at each six month interval is enough for tartar buildup and plaque to be eradicated, giving you a fresh start on your dental and periodontal health. Gum disease will be stopped in its tracks and the effects of gingivitis, the early stage, reversed. In addition, if any cavities are detected, you will have them filled at our Lady Lake dental office, and therefore preventing them from growing large enough to increase your risk for a toothache or an infection, and needing a more severe treatment, like root canal or a tooth extraction, to address it.
Contact our office today to arrange an appointment for essential preventive care.