Preventive care today is the best way to avoid needing treatment later on. And best of all, it’s not at all difficult. Just brush and floss every day, and make two trips to us at Brick Dental every year for a teeth cleaning as part of a complete oral examination. Doing so puts you in a good position to maintain healthy, strong teeth and gums.
Plaque and tartar are the reasons for tooth decay. In addition, these bacterial substances are also responsible for gum disease. Over time, your enamel is eroded, your gums become irritated, and if not taken care of, this leads to your teeth developing cavities, toothaches, and infections. The outcome for those can range from a simple filling or crown, all the way to root canal and tooth loss. Your gums may eventually become inflamed and infected. And unpleasant symptoms that arise include persistent bad breath, receding gums, and bleeding when you brush your teeth. You may lose essential bone and gum tissue, and your teeth can loosen. Visit our Brick dental office every six months. A professional teeth cleaning is the only way to effectively eliminate tartar buildup on and between your teeth, and at the gum line. Furthermore, if you have any effects of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, they will be reversed with a cleaning (or two). This is crucial to preventing the scary signs mentioned earlier, which are all associated with later stage gum disease. Regular tartar removal at our Brick dental office also means less chance of future cavities. Any existing ones will be filled promptly during your examination.
Our Brick dental office is dedicated to helping you keep tooth decay and gum disease to a minimum, or even making them nonexistent. Please reach out to our office to set up an appointment.