If you want to make sure that your gums remain healthy, you should visit our dental practice, Benjamin W. Stark, DMD for periodic dental exams and dental cleanings. Keeping your teeth clean, and being seen by our dentist, Dr. Benjamin W. Stark, for dental exams, and having periodic dental cleanings, will help you to avoid getting gum disease Flagstaff.
Although a patient may have certain medical conditions which increase their likelihood of developing gum disease Flagstaff, the best thing that a patient can do to keep their gums healthy is to have periodic dental exams and dental cleanings at our office. It is also important to have a great at-home dental cleaning regimen of tooth brushing and flossing. The key to avoiding gum disease is to have impeccable oral hygiene. It is important that all dental plaque is removed from your teeth on a periodic basis. However, this is not necessarily as easy as you may think. Even with the very best dental cleaning regimen, it is impossible to remove all plaque from your teeth. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, it will turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance which will tightly adhere to your teeth. It will also encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. When this occurs, bacteria, food debris, plaque, tartar will all gather in these deep pockets and infection will form. At this point you will have gum disease that needs to be treated with a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. This treatment is like a deep cleaning for the gums, which should help your gums return to excellent health. If our dentist sees that your gums are inflamed, and that you have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, it will most likely be recommended that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health.
For an appointment to see our dentists to help prevent gum disease Flagstaff, contact us today.