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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