Burlington Dental Office
Preventive care begins at home, but it also requires regular visits to our office here at Quinsigamonde Dental. Combined into one comprehensive strategy, you will have an excellent chance of keeping cavities and incidents of gum disease to a minimum, if not stopped entirely.
The entire point of engaging in preventive care is to deal with the effects of dental plaque, which is the sticky, invisible film that is responsible for eroding tooth enamel, as well as irritating and reddening gums, and that's just for starters. Plaque forms on your teeth, between them, and can also be found at the gum line. The amount found is directly linked to your consumption of foods and drinks with sugar. That also includes starch, like rice, potatoes, and bread. So our Burlington dental office
recommends that you keep a close watch on how much of those items you have. Each morning when you wake up, you probably brush your teeth before you do anything else. This is nearly instinctive, because you feel that coating on your teeth. That is the evidence of plaque, which is also the cause of morning breath. Brush your teeth again at bedtime, and be sure to floss thoroughly, too. The vast majority of plaque is removed this way, often all of it. But if any hides away, such as in gum pockets, it will turn into hardened tartar, which is impossible to effectively address with at-home methods. A teeth cleaning at our Burlington dental office
, which you should have every six months, eliminates tartar buildup and reduces the chances of future cavities and gum disease. And if your gums are red or irritated, a teeth cleaning reverses those effects, keeping gum disease from advancing to the point where inflammation, infection, receding gums, bleeding when you brush, erosion of gum and bone tissue, and even loose teeth are possible.
Reach out to our Burlington dental office
right now to set up an appointment for preventive care.
19 N. Quinsigamond Ave
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
By Quinsigamond Dental
July 19, 2018