Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning
Westchester County, Peekskill, Yorktown, New York Dentistry
The Westchester area dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake knows that your at-home oral hygiene routine is a vital component of a healthy mouth. Your home routine should include brushing your teeth after every meal or at least twice a day in addition to flossing at least once. This simple routine takes only minutes and can greatly reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
As part of your general dentistry routine, you need to schedule visits at six month intervals at our Peekskill, New York area office. During these visits, Dr. George Sepiashvili or Dr. Wanda Mejia will provide you with a thorough examination to detect early warning signs of potential dental issues, and provide you with the appropriate treatments based on your needs. These visits also include a professional cleaning, which remains the only way to effectively remove the tartar and plaque your at-home routine may miss.
Importance of Proper Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning
There are numerous benefits that come with a proper oral hygiene routine. Plaque is an unavoidable result of every food and beverage you consume. A good amount of this sticky film of bacteria can easily be removed from the surface of your teeth with a tooth brush, and from in between your teeth with floss. However, it is nearly impossible to remove all of it. Plaque takes 24 hours to turn into tartar, a much harder substance to remove. Tartar acts to secure bacteria onto your teeth, resulting in tooth decay and gum disease. During your biannual visits, tartar is removed from your teeth, eliminating the threat of more serious problems.
Tooth decay and gum disease will require services such as dental fillings and periodontal treatments, but can have much more severe consequences. Untreated tooth decay can entirely destroy a tooth, leading to root canals and even extractions. Worse still, recent studies have found a conclusive link between gum disease and chronic health conditions such as heart disease, respiratory problems, and complications with pregnancy. If detected early, both decay and gum disease can be treated before they lead to these problems. The only way to detect these issues is through a professional examination by one of our experienced New York dentists.
Your oral hygiene routine is important for maintaining both a healthy mouth and body. Our Yorktown area dentists are devoted to the safety and comfort of all of our patients, and will work closely with you to ensure you mouth remains healthy for years to come.
If you live in or around Westchester County, Peekskill, or Yorktown, New York and would like more information on proper oral hygiene and tooth cleaning, please contact the helpful staff at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule an initial consultation today.