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Your oral hygiene routine is what ensures that your teeth stay in the best shape possible. It should include both brushing and flossing at least twice a day. While these steps increase your chances of having a healthy mouth, you still need to go the extra step to prevent the accumulation of tartar and plaque.
The only way to effectively remove these substances from your teeth is by scheduling professional teeth cleaning appointments. Our dental hygienists at Crescent Heights Dental can get you set up with a visiting schedule based on your specific needs.
As you eat and drink throughout the day, a layer of bacteria known as plaque coats the enamel of your teeth. These bacteria trap any sugar you consume and converts it into acids. The acid formed eats away at the enamel on your teeth which can lead to tooth decay. When left untreated for 24 hours or more, the plaque hardens to form tartar.
If you start to suffer the effects of tooth decay, cavities will form in your mouth. This can be painful and harmful to your oral and overall health.
Tooth decay and cavities are only minor consequences of plaque build-up. Without the proper dental care routine and professional cleanings, tartar can accumulate along your gum line. This build-up can cause gum infection, otherwise known as gingivitis.
While gingivitis can be a painful condition, a large majority of people don’t seek treatment and just hope that the pain will go away. When left untreated, the infection can lead to periodontitis and become chronic. It can lead to the breakdown of your tooth’s structure, resulting in tooth loss.
Brushing your teeth twice a day helps to reduce the risk of developing these conditions. Plus, professional teeth cleaning appointments done at least twice a year can completely prevent any risk of periodontal disease or gingivitis. Our team of dentists can help you figure out the best oral hygienic regime for your health.
At Crescent Dental, we give patients professional, comprehensive dental care. If you choose us for your next teething cleaning appointment, you can expect:
Some people are against the use of fluoride. If you aren’t interested in receiving the fluoride treatment, you can opt-out of that part of the procedure.
Plaque and gingivitis can have a very negative impact on your hygiene, lifestyle, and health. The good news is that you have the tools to easily prevent these types of conditions. At Crescent Dental, we have a dedicated team of professionals ready to assist you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.