Teeth cleaning is the foundation of preventive care at our Sheepshead Bay dental office. Your at-home oral hygiene regimen cannot do it all, and any dental plaque that turns into hardened tartar puts your teeth and gums at continued risk until you have it removed at our office. We at the practice of Ocean Dental Associates are committed to keeping your teeth free of cavities and your gums free of irritation, inflammation, and infection.
When you come right down to it, the cornerstone of preventive care is found in your diet. Sugar and starch spur the formation of dental plaque, so it only makes sense to limit your consumption of both. When you wake up every morning, you feel an unpleasant coating on your teeth. That is plaque. Brushing thoroughly first thing, and then again before bed goes a long way toward eliminating plaque. It’s also crucial to floss daily, preferably at bedtime. Make sure to schedule your visit to our Sheepshead Bay dental office two times per year for a teeth cleaning. In addition to the magnificent job this treatment does in the eradication of tartar and residual plaque, it’s also a vital tool for reversing the signs of early gum disease, or gingivitis. If you do not come in for a cleaning, gingivitis will progress, eventually reaching the advanced stage of periodontitis. Instead of irritated, red gums, you could be dealing with receding gums, bleeding while brushing, persistent bad breath, the loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. And since the solution at that point is a deep cleaning that gets down to the roots, it makes a cleaning even more appealing. It’s simple, painless, and proactive.
It’s impossible to overvalue a six month examination and cleaning. Contact our Sheepshead Bay dental office now and let us schedule a time for you to come in and address your oral health in the most effective way possible.