The best preventive care is a combination of your oral hygiene efforts at home, along with a visit to our dental clinic in 11377 every six months for a teeth cleaning and dental examination. Compared to after-the-fact treatment, the effectiveness of prevention is unparalleled. At the office of Michael J. Weiss & Associates, we want you to have strong, healthy teeth and gums now and for years to come.
The point of preventive care is to stop tooth decay and gum disease from developing at all. If that’s not possible, the next best thing is to avoid either reaching a more advanced stage. Both tooth decay and gum disease are caused primarily by dental plaque, which is a bacterial substance that clings to your teeth, as well as between them. It can also hide in gum pockets, and out of reach of your toothbrush and dental floss. This does not mean that you should not brush and floss. The truth is that those activities are vital, and they remove most of the plaque in your mouth. Without a daily oral hygiene regimen, your teeth and gums would be in serious jeopardy in a very short period of time. The plaque that escapes your brush and floss will harden into tartar. And that’s why you should visit come to our dental clinic in 11377 two times per year. It takes a thorough, professional teeth cleaning to eliminate tartar buildup and residual plaque. The less of them remain on an ongoing basis, the less chance of cavities forming. And a cleaning also reverses the signs of early stage gum disease, and helps you to avoid the consequences of the later stage, which include persistent bad breath, bleeding when you brush, and receding gums.
There’s no better time than now to call our dental clinic in 11337 to schedule a visit for preventive care.