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.
For an appointment to see our dentist at our dental office San Diego, contact us today.