Do you want to make sure that you have healthy teeth and gums? If so you are probably being very careful about brushing your teeth several times a day and flossing at least once a day. However, if that is all you are doing, you are missing out on an important part of your dental care. For completely healthy teeth and gums it is very important that you visit our general dentist in Ossining for comprehensive dental exams and periodic teeth cleanings.
Our dental practice is Briarcliff Smile Design. Our well-respected and highly trained dentist is Dr. Armando Battista. Dr. Battista has been providing exemplary dental care for over 22 years. He has also been well-recognized by his peers over the years, including 2015. When you want to have healthy teeth and gums, Dr. Battista stresses the fact that you must come in for periodic teeth cleanings. During regular brushing and flossing it is impossible for you to remove all of the plaque and bacteria on your teeth. When plaque and bacteria remain on your teeth for even a short period of time, tartar will begin to form. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that cannot be removed even with the most vigorous brushing. Tartar can only be removed with dental cleaning instruments. The problem is, if tartar is allowed to remain on teeth it will encourage the development of deep pockets between the teeth and gums. Plaque, bacteria, tartar, and food debris will all begin to gather in the gums and cause infection and gum disease. When you come into our practice for a teeth cleaning, our general dentist in Ossining will be alerted to the fact if any gum disease or gingivitis is found by our dental hygienist.
Our general dentist in Ossining will most likely recommend that patients who have gingivitis come in for regularly scheduled teeth cleanings several times over the next few months. If during a teeth cleaning it is discovered that you have deep pockets forming in your gums, our dentist will probably recommend that you have the periodontal treatment of scaling and root planing. This treatment is performed using local anesthesia and you will remain perfectly comfortable during this procedure. This treatment is generally effective in helping the deep pockets to heal; your gums will hopefully get back on the road to good health. If gum disease is left untreated it will never go away by itself. Gum disease will only continue to get worse. It can cause tooth loss and even a more serious infection as it spreads to other parts of your body. Be proactive with your gum care. It will definitely pay off for you.