If you want to make sure that your teeth say clean and your gums stay healthy, you will want to come to our dental practice for periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings. If you do not have professional teeth cleanings, your gums simply will not be able to stay healthy in spite of your very best at-home teeth cleaning efforts. To make sure that your teeth and gums stay their healthiest, you will want to have a dental cleaning in Centerport on a periodic basis, at our dental practice, Roger Curtiss, DDS.
At our dental practice, our expert dentist is Dr. Roger D. Curtiss. It is recommended that patients schedule teeth cleanings for the same time that they schedule a dental exam with our top-notch dentist. During a dental exam our dentist will be able to assess the health of your gums. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist may recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the next few months to make sure that your gums return to excellent health. A dental cleaning in Centerport will remove all excess plaque, bacteria, and tartar that remain on your teeth. Even the very best at-home dental cleaning regimen will not remove all plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Once plaque is allowed to stay on your teeth for even a short amount of time, tartar will form. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed during a professional dental cleaning. If tartar and bacteria remain on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. Plaque, bacteria, tartar, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and infection will form. At this point, you will have a serious case of gum disease.
A dental cleaning in Centerport can be very effective in keeping gum disease at bay. When you have a dental cleaning on a regularly scheduled basis you can be sure that the plaque and tartar is not having a chance to build up in your mouth to the point where serious gum disease can begin. Of course, it is important that you come in for dental cleanings every six months to make sure that your gums stay in excellent condition. The dental cleanings will also help your teeth to remain cavity-free. For an appointment to see our dentist regarding a dental exam, or to come in for a dental cleaning, contact us today.