Prevention is a word that a lot of healthcare professionals use frequently, but here at the practice of Dr. Evan Abrahams DMD, it’s more than talk. You can count on our Staten Island dental office for promoting the valuable strategies that are key to keeping your teeth and gums strong and healthy now and in the future.
Tooth decay and gum disease are the two major culprits and they are both traced back to the filmy, invisible bacteria known as dental plaque. It erodes your tooth enamel, as well as reddening and irritating your gums. Preventive care begins by taking a close look at your target. Excess sugar and starch are catalysts for the formation of plaque. And if you don’t brush your teeth twice per day and floss thoroughly once, you are setting up a situation in which your oral wellness is in jeopardy. At-home oral hygiene won’t rid you of all the plaque in your mouth, but most of it will be washed away. What evades the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss hardens into tartar, for which you will require the help of our Staten Island dental office. A visit here every six months is the cornerstone of preventive care. As part of a complete examination, periodic x-rays are taken so that any cavities that plaque and tartar are responsible for will be addressed promptly with fillings. Doing so keeps them from growing large enough to make you prone to toothaches and infections, along with the treatments for them. And a professional teeth cleaning at our Staten Island dental office eradicates tartar buildup and residual plaque, along with reversing signs of early stage gum disease.
Contact our office right now, while it’s on your mind, and schedule your next visit for a complete checkup and teeth cleaning. Take charge of your preventive care.