If you think that you don’t have time for preventive care, just remember that it takes a lot more out of your schedule to get treatment. Here at the practice of our dentist in Woodbury, Ronald Feldman DDS, your visits to our office twice per year combined with a limited sugar diet, and a good oral hygiene plan at home give you the best chances to keep your teeth and gums in optimal health now and in the future.
Dental plaque is the reason why cavities form and your gums become irritated, and possibly inflamed and infected. Sugar is a catalyst for the formation of plaque, so keep a close watch on how much of it you have. Brush your teeth when you wake up each day, and again before bed. Floss thoroughly at bedtime, too. You’ll remove most of the sticky, invisible plaque that way, but some may escape your reach and turn to hardened tartar. When that happens, the only way for it to be eliminated is with a trip to our dentist in Woodbury. You need a professional teeth cleaning every six months to get rid of tartar buildup. In addition, doing so reverses any effects from early stage gum disease. If it were allowed to progress, you would be at risk for the symptoms of advanced gum disease, among which are persistent bad breath, receding gums, bleeding when you brush, erosion of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. Furthermore, your checkup with our dentist in Woodbury ensures that cavities will be detected and treated in a timely manner, lessening the chance of toothaches, infections, root canal, and tooth loss.
Reach out to our office right now, and let us arrange your next visit for preventive care. It’s simple, but very effective in promoting and maintaining top dental and periodontal wellness.