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. We can detect these issues 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 call (914) 352-5175 or email the helpful staff at Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule an initial consultation today.