With all the great advances in dental care, the most important things you can do to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy is to have periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings. Preventive dental care is extremely important in ensuring that you keep a healthy and attractive smile. You will want to be sure to come to our dental practice for a teeth cleaning in Fort Greene, and for a dental checkup, on a periodic basis.
It is impossible to have healthy teeth without healthy gums. In order to have healthy gums you will want to have an excellent at-home dental cleaning regimen of daily flossing and brushing your teeth. You will also need to come in for a teeth cleaning in Fort Greene approximately every six months. Our dentist will be able to tell you exactly how often you should have a teeth cleaning once he has the chance to examine your particular oral health situation. During a teeth cleaning, all excess plaque, tartar and bacteria will be removed from your teeth. When these materials are allowed to stay on your teeth it encourages the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. This is how gum disease begins. When you have periodic teeth cleanings, odds are great that these deep pockets will not form and that gum disease will not develop. If you do develop gum disease, the infection can travel down to your jawbone and cause teeth to loosen and even fall out. Additionally, infection from gum disease can travel through your bloodstream to other parts of your body and cause serious medical problems. For all these reasons you will want to stay up to date on your teeth cleanings.
When you come in to Hanson Place Dental for a dental checkup, our dentist will be able to thoroughly assess the health of your gums teeth and entire mouth. X-rays will be taken to make sure that there are no problems developing between the teeth or underneath the gum line. You will also receive a complete oral cancer screening. And, during dental checkups, our dentist will be able to thoroughly evaluate the health of your gums. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, it will most likely be recommended that you have several regular teeth cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums return to good health. For an appointment to see our dentist for a checkup, or to make an appointment for a teeth cleaning in Fort Greene, contact us today.