Dentist UTC Area
It takes a combination of your diligence at home, along with twice-yearly trips to our office her at Hurst Dental Care in order to promote optimal oral hygiene. It only takes a minimal amount of effort to get great results. And prevention is always simpler and less expensive than having to administer treatment after the fact, when damage has already occurred.
Dental cleanings every six months are the best way to augment your efforts at brushing and flossing. Sugar, which acts as fuel for the hazardous film-like bacterial substance called dental plaque, is hard to avoid. Our dentist in the UTC area recommends that you limit it to the greatest extent you can, even elimination is not possible. Brush upon waking up, since dental plaque forms as you sleep. Brush again just before bed to remove the sugar from your day, and then floss thoroughly to get between your teeth effectively. That will address the majority of plaque, but some may remain out of reach, ultimately hardening into tartar. No amount of brushing and flossing can remove tartar, and that’s where our dental cleanings come in. They’re part of your six month checkups from our dentist in the UTC area. A cleaning removes the plaque and tartar, even from the areas that are hard to reach. And if those substances have caused signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, a cleaning will reverse them. By doing so, gum disease cannot progress to the advanced stage of periodontitis. And since that is associated with symptoms ranging from persistent bad breath, receding gums, and gums that bleed when you brush; to the loss of gum and bone tissue and loose teeth, it is essential to stop gingivitis in its tracks.
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Dental office San Diego
If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, it is important that you have excellent oral hygiene. At Hurst Dental Care, we offer preventive dental treatments as well as comprehensive dental exams and teeth cleanings to ensure excellent dental health. At our dental office San Diego, patients enjoy our warm and welcoming environment as well as our top-notch dental care.
Dental plaque is the cause of tooth cavities as well as gum disease. So, if you do what you can to make sure that dental plaque is removed from your teeth on a timely basis, you will be taking a giant step toward making sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. Plaque is a sticky substance which contains many different types of bacteria. It is constantly created in your mouth and will adhere to your teeth. It is important that dental plaque is removed from your teeth on a daily basis so that cavities do not form. Materials in the dental plaque will combined with your saliva and with carbs and sugars in your mouth, and will create acids. These acids will attempt to eat through your tooth enamel. When on teeth for even a short amount of time, plaque will harden and turn into tartar. Tartar is a mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth. Plaque and tartar can cause gums to become inflamed. At this point you will have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease. Our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several dental cleanings at our dental office San Diego over the coming months so that your gums will return to good health. If the plaque and tartar are allowed to remain on teeth, deep pockets will form between your teeth and gums and materials will gather in these deep pockets to cause tooth infection. At this point you will have gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Dental plaque removal is key to excellent tooth and gum health.
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