If you want to ensure that your gums stay healthy, you will need to keep your teeth clean with at-home brushing and flossing, and with periodic teeth cleanings at our office, Pacia Family Dental. When you take these steps, and visit our dentists, Dr. Elizabeth Pacia and Dr. John Pacia, you greatly reduce your chances of getting gum disease Bronxville.
Even with the very best at-home dental cleaning regimen, some plaque will stay on teeth. If plaque is allowed to remain on teeth for even a short period of time, tartar will develop. Tarter is a hard, mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth and can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments. When tartar remains on teeth, it encourages the development of deep pockets between the teeth and gums. When these deep pockets form, it allows tartar, plaque, bacteria and food debris to gather in these pockets and infection begins. At this point, you will have gum disease Bronxville. Certain medical conditions or medications you may be taking can also add to the likelihood of your developing gum disease. The best prevention to gum disease is to make sure that your teeth stay as clean as possible. It is extremely important to have periodic teeth cleanings at our office to make sure that your teeth remain as plaque and tartar-free as possible. If our dentist determines that you are developing gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, he may recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to get your gums back to good health. If he sees that deep pockets have developed, he may need a periodontal rescaling and planing treatment at our office. This treatment is like a deep cleaning for the gums and should help your gums to return to excellent health. Sometimes a repeated treatment is needed, as well as subsequent preventative periodontal care.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist to make sure that you are not developing gum disease Bronxville, contact us today.