When it comes to preventative care, that means at-home as well as here at the office of Sonya White, DDS where you will get a full dental exam and a teeth cleaning every six month.
You need preventative care because of dental plaque. This film-like bacteria grows on and between teeth, as well as at the gum line. It decays your tooth enamel, resulting in the formation of cavities. And when you have a cavity, the risk becomes greater for toothaches, infections, root canal, and extraction. Your gums, though, are also in danger from the effects of plaque. Initially, you may have redness and irritation, even if you don’t feel them. Those are indications of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. If you come to our dental office in Mobile two times per year, gingivitis will be reversed by a thorough teeth cleaning. However, if gum disease is permitted to progress to the advanced stage of periodontitis, the symptoms are more obvious, and they include persistent bad breath, receding gums, bleeding when you brush, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. At home, you should brush in the morning and before bed, with a thorough flossing included for the bedtime session. However, plaque that escapes your oral hygiene hardens into tartar. It’s impossible to get rid of it without a cleaning at our dental office in Mobile. Our preventative care makes new cavities and gum disease less likely, along with addressing existing gum disease. And cavities detected early and filled promptly reduce the possibility of complications, up to and including the loss of a tooth. Prevention now is always preferable to treatment later.
Don’t let it slip your mind. Call us right now while you’re thinking about it. Book an appointment for preventative care at our dental office in Mobile right now.