One of the most important things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to follow a great at-home teeth brushing and flossing regimen. However, you will need to do more than this to make sure that you have healthy gums and teeth. It is also important to get a regularly scheduled professional teeth cleaning in Maspeth to make sure that you do not develop gum disease.
At Implant and Cosmetic Dental Care, PLLC, we stress to our patients the importance of great dental hygiene. At-home teeth cleaning is as important as having professional teeth cleaning in Maspeth, but one effort alone is not successful; one always needs the other. We provide dental teeth cleaning for our patients to help them keep their gums healthy and their teeth strong. When people brush and floss at home,they are able to remove most plaque and bacteria if they do an exemplary job. However, our dentist, Dr. Edmond A. Demirdjan, stresses that at-home brushing and flossing will never completely remove all plaque and bacteria. And once plaque and bacteria is allowed to remain on your teeth for even a short period of time, tartar will develop.
Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed from teeth with the help of professional dental cleaning instruments. If left on your teeth, tartar will get between the teeth and gums and begin to form deep pockets. More plaque, bacteria and tartar will gather and form in these deep pockets, and gum disease will begin. If gum disease is allowed to continue, the infection will eventually reach the jawbone. When this happens, the jawbone will begin to weaken and teeth will loosen and eventually fall out. For this reason, it is very important to prevent gum disease by getting professional teeth cleaning in Maspeth on a regular basis. If deep pockets have begun to form, our dentist may recommend that you have a scaling and root planing treatment to remove debris from below the gum line. This hopefully will help to get your gums on the mend, and eventually back to good health. If you would like to meet with Dr. Demirdjan, contact our office today for an appointment.