Here at Spring Family Dental, preventive care means a twice-yearly visit to our New Albany dental office for a full oral examination and a teeth cleaning, as well as paying close attention to your habits at home, between your checkups with us.
Preventive care is focused on stopping or at least limiting the effects of dental plaque. This filmy bacterial substance grows on and between teeth, as well as at the gum line. It is the primary cause for tooth decay and its resulting cavities, as well as gum disease. That’s certainly a lot of damage possible for something that you can’t even see. At the top of the list of preventive care is to pay close mind to your diet, especially with respect to sugar, which acts to fuel the formation of plaque. You should brush your teeth when you wake up, and then again before you go to bed, combining that nighttime effort with thorough flossing. Hardened tartar will develop from any plaque that avoids the reach of your oral hygiene. For dealing with it, you need the help of our New Albany dental office. A professional teeth cleaning eradicates remaining tartar and plaque, which is like hitting the reset button on oral wellness. It’s key to preventive care. Furthermore, our teeth cleaning will reverse the effects of early stage gum disease (sometimes a second cleaning is necessary for best results) and stop the progression of it. That is essential, because if gum disease reaches an adv advanced stage, you are likely to experience alarming symptoms, such as bleeding gums when you brush, persistent bad breath, and receding gums.
Our New Albany dental office would much rather prevent cavities and gum disease than treat them for you. Don’t let the time for your visit just slip by. Schedule an appointment for a six month examination and teeth cleaning right now.