If you want to have healthy teeth and gums, there are several important things you must do. First, you must have an excellent at-home teeth brushing and flossing regimen. Secondly, you want to make sure that you come in to our dental practice for periodic dental cleanings and dental exams. Even with the very best teeth cleaning regimen, not all plaque and bacteria will be able to be removed from teeth. When plaque remains on teeth for a short amount of time, the plaque will turn into tartar which is a hard and mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth. This substance can only be removed from teeth using dental cleaning instruments. If you would like to have teeth cleanings and dental exams on a periodic basis, you will want to visit our Coldwater dentist for care.
At our dental practice, Brady, Grife & Koyl, just one of our expert dentist is Dr. Scott K. Brady. At our dental practice we always stress the importance of preventive dental health care, including teeth cleanings. If tartar is allowed to stay on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets between the teeth and gums. Plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and gum infection will form. At that point you will need to have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment in order to get your gums back to good health. If gum disease is allowed to continue, infection can reach down to your jawbone and teeth will begin to loosen and may even fall out. Our Coldwater dentist may also discover during a dental exam that you are developing gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease. In this case, you will want to have several dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums are able to become healthy once again.
Teeth cleanings at the office of our Coldwater dentist will also help to keep your teeth beautiful and cavity-free. During a teeth cleaning, all excess plaque, bacteria and tartar is removed from teeth. Plaque contains a lot of bacteria which contributes to dental cavities. So having a professional teeth cleaning at our office can help you to avoid many different serious dental problems. If you would like to meet with our dentist regarding a dental exam, or would like to come to our office for a dental cleaning, contact us today.