You can’t see it and you can’t feel it (most of the time), but dental plaque exists nonetheless. It is a sticky bacterial film that forms on your teeth and at the gum line. Its acids eat away at your precious tooth enamel, with the decay resulting in cavities. And those same acids redden and irritate your gums, which are the key signs of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Here at Central Park Dentists, our goal is to prevent those consequences, and the worse ones that you can get due to dental plaque.
Visit our Gowanus dentist office every six months for a complete oral exam and a teeth cleaning, which together serve to address the existing impact of dental plaque, while also making further effects less likely. The progression begins when you eat and drink items with sugar and starch in them, because that’s what initially fuels the growth of dental plaque. You should brush your teeth first thing each morning, last thing each night, and after meals for the best possible results. Floss between your teeth thoroughly at bedtime. You’ll succeed in removing most of the dental plaque that you have. Any that remains will end up hardening into tartar, the crusty version of dental plaque for which you need a teeth cleaning to eliminate. That’s just one benefit of coming to our Gowanus dentist office. Another is that the teeth cleaning reverses the signs of gingivitis, stopping it in its tracks before it can advance to the later stage of periodontitis. Persistent bad breath, bleeding gums while brushing, and receding gums are just a few of the alarming symptoms that you can avoid.
Schedule an appointment with our Gowanus dentist office to have a teeth cleaning and oral exam. Show dental plaque that you won’t let it get the better of you.