While dental cleanings are not the only aspect of preventive care, they are most certainly a key component. Getting one at six month intervals here at the office of Ladera Smile Dentistry will put you in a good position to avoid cavities and gum disease.
If it were possible to guarantee that all the dental plaque in your mouth could be eliminated simply through brushing and flossing, you would have no need for a dental cleaning. But no matter how diligent you are, there is the possibility that some plaque will manage to stay out of reach, such as in your gum pockets. There is hardens, becoming tartar. It retains all of its ability to erode your tooth enamel, as well as to irritate and redden your gums. But our Ladera Ranch dental office will attack tartar directly with a dental cleaning. You can depend on eradicating it, which makes future cavities and gum disease less likely to occur. That’s a major benefit right there, but not the only one. Redness and irritation are the signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Dental cleanings reverse those effects, and even more importantly, they stop the progression. Without your twice-yearly visits to our Ladera Ranch dental office, you could end up with periodontitis, the later stage of gum disease. The symptoms are alarming to say the least: bleeding when you brush, receding gums, and persistent bad breath are typical. Inflammation and infection may result in the loss of gum and bone tissue, causing teeth to become loose. You would need a deeper type of cleaning to address it; one that gets down to the roots. It’s far better to keep that from being necessary.
You can depend on our Ladera Ranch dental office for effective preventive care. Reach out to our office to book an appointment.