What you can’t see can cause you a lot of potential problems with your teeth and gums. We’re referring to the sticky, colorless bacterial film called dental plaque. At MK Dental, we work with you to limit or even eliminate the consequences it causes.
The formation of dental plaque is fueled by the sugar and starch that you consume in your foods and drinks. It only makes sense that to the extent that you can limit the amounts you have, the less dental plaque is going to be present to cause harm. Our Rego Park dentist office suggests a strong oral hygiene routine at home that includes brushing your teeth after meals, as well as when you wake up and before you go to sleep, along with once per day flossing, preferably at bedtime. It’s possible by doing so to remove all of the dental plaque on your teeth and at the gum line, but some of it may hide out of reach, like in your gum pockets. Hardened tartar is what becomes of that plaque, and you will need a visit to our Rego Park dentist office to address it. A teeth cleaning done twice per year is typically sufficient to remove tartar buildup, and to assess any of the result of dental plaque, such as cavities and early stage gum disease. Cavities filled promptly will not have the opportunity to grow larger and put you at greater risk for a toothache or an infection. And our teeth cleaning also reverses early stage gum disease, preventing the onset of the later stage and the complications that inflamed or infected gum tissue can cause.
Put the brakes on dental plaque and the negative impact it has on your oral health. Contact our Rego Park dentist office now to book a time to come in for an appointment.