At Metropolitan Dental Associates PC, we want you keep you from suffering the effects of dental plaque, which can lead ultimately to loss of gum and bone tissue, and loss of teeth.
Dental plaque is a sticky film that you cannot see. It is bacterial in nature, and it grows on your teeth as well as at the gum line. When you wake up in the morning, you have that coating that you can feel on your teeth, and less than ideal breath that motivates people to grab their toothbrush before doing anything else. You’re brushing away most of the plaque, as you do again before bed, along with flossing. When any amount of plaque manages to avoid the reach of your oral hygiene, the result is that it turns into tartar, a hardened version of plaque. Unlike the filmy plaque, there is no efficient way to remove tartar except with a professional teeth cleaning. When you see our Tribeca best dentist every six months, in addition to a complete examination, you will have a teeth cleaning done, which succeeds in eradicating tartar buildup, as well as reversing any signs of early stage gum disease, such as redness and irritation. And this is crucial, because if allowed to progress, it will reach an advanced stage, with symptoms that may include inflammation, infection, persistent bad breath, bleeding while brushing, and receding gums. At that point, our Tribeca best dentist would not be able to reverse it with a teeth cleaning. It would require a more complicated treatment known as a periodontal cleaning, which means getting down to the roots to clean out the plaque and tartar.
Have the results of dental plaque addressed. Prevent gum disease and cavities whenever possible. Schedule a visit to see our Tribeca best dentist right now.