Preventive care succeeds in giving you the best chance for maintaining strong, cavity-free teeth, as well as vibrant, pink gums. With proactive attention to your oral health, we at the practice of Paul Roberts, DDS, are confident that your visits to our Larchmont dental office will be routine and yield overwhelmingly good news.
As helpful as twice-yearly sessions here are, you still need to do your part at home. Eat nutritiously and limit your sugar. Brush your teeth twice per day; first thing in the morning, and again last thing at night. Brushing after meals is also advisable, if you can manage it. You should also floss vigorously between your teeth, doing so at bedtime. The reason that your oral hygiene is so crucial is that dental plaque is constantly forming on your teeth and at the gum line. It’s invisible, sticky, and bacterial. Dental plaque eats away at your precious tooth enamel, eventually forming cavities. And it also irritates your gums, which is the key indication of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Our Larchmont dental office wants you to know that the ravages of dental plaque do not end there. Some of it may avoid the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss, then hardening and becoming tartar, which cannot be eliminated with home care. A teeth cleaning at our Larchmont dental office accomplishes that, however. Otherwise, a small cavity grows large, and the potential for a tooth infection, root canal, or tooth extraction goes up significantly. Also your gums could become inflamed or infected. If so, persistent bad breath, bleeding when brushing, receding gums, and other alarming signs can become evident.
Preventive care leads to less chance of pain, complicated and invasive procedures, and costly treatment. Reach out to us now so we can book you an appointment to come in for a six month teeth cleaning and full oral examination.