Preventive care doesn’t just mean brushing and flossing, though that is a major part of it. Here at the office of Lane S. Sofman, DDS, preventive care also includes twice-yearly visits to get a full dental examination and teeth cleaning. Our Newton best dentist wants you to have every possible advantage when it comes to maintaining strong, cavity-free teeth, and vibrant, healthy gums.
Every single day, you have to be concerned with what dental plaque is silently doing to your oral health. It’s an invisible bacterial film that erodes your tooth enamel and reddens and irritates your gums. And that’s just for starters. Over time, a small cavity formed through the decay that plaque causes can become considerably larger. That puts you at risk for an infection in the pulp of your tooth, right next to the nerve. And if that happens, you’ll require root canal. You could even end up losing your tooth to an extraction. Our Newton best dentist would like to see to it that never happens. The redness and irritation of gum disease can progress to more alarming symptoms, among which are receding gums, persistent bad breath, and bleeding when you brush. Given enough time, your gum and bone tissue can atrophy, and the result might be loose teeth that are prone to falling out. If all of the above sounds scary, it should be reassuring that one visit every six months to our Newton best dentist can keep those consequences from happening. A teeth cleaning is the ultimate preventive care. It eliminates plaque along with hardened tartar buildup. It also reverses the effects of early stage gum disease, stopping it from advancing.
Contact our office today, and let us schedule you for a convenient time to come in. A dental exam and cleaning are the cornerstones of optimal oral well-being.