Preventive care beats after-the-fact treatment any time. And at Dental Dreams, LLC, our Miami teeth cleanings are the cornerstone of prevention for both tooth decay and gum disease.
At home, keep your dietary sugar and starch to a minimum in order to avoid the development of excessive dental plaque, the bacterial film that is responsible for both tooth decay and gum disease. Each morning, brush your teeth thoroughly. And then do so again at night, with a vigorous flossing between your teeth to accompany it. The goal is to remove as much plaque as possible, and hopefully all of it. Sometimes, though, plaque is sneaky. It’s a sticky substance and likes to cling between teeth and in gum pockets; hard to reach areas. Tartar is the eventual result of unaddressed plaque. It’s harder and crustier, and it can only be eliminated with our Miami teeth cleanings. How often should you have them? Every six months. In addition to eradicating your tartar buildup and any residual plaque, there is an essential side benefit. If you are exhibiting the signs of early stage gum disease, gingivitis, our Miami teeth cleanings reverse the effects, which typically consist of redness and irritation. The reason this is so important is that if you left untreated, gingivitis will progress to the later stage of periodontitis. And because that can bring with it receding gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding when brushing, erosion of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth, it is something to be avoided if at all possible. Furthermore, future cavities are less likely to appear.
The advantages of a full dental examination and cleaning two times per year are simply undeniable. Please contact our office today and schedule your next visit. You’ll be greatly improving the odds of preventing disruptions to your oral health.