Preventive care combines what you do at home along with what happens during your trips to our office here at Avanti Dental Care. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to serious consequences, but they are largely, if not completely, avoidable when you follow our guidance when it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums.
Dental plaque causes tooth decay and the cavities that result from it. In addition, it is responsible for the irritation, inflammation, and infection of your gums. Plaque forms on your teeth and at the gum line. If you eat and drink a lot of items with sugar in them (or starch), you are creating an ideal environment for the development of dental plaque. To combat it, brush your teeth first thing each morning, and then again at night before bed. In addition, you should floss vigorously at bedtime. Most of the plaque in your mouth will be removed this way, though some may evade the reach of your oral hygiene, which will then cause the plaque to turn to hardened tartar. Once in that form, it is not possible to have a major impact on its removal on your own. Fortunately, our dentist in Longmont can do that. As part of your six month checkup, you will have a teeth cleaning done. The result is that tartar buildup is eradicated, along with any residual plaque. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, and its effects are reversed from a teeth cleaning. Our dentist in Longmont also diagnoses cavities and fills them promptly, preventing them from growing and putting you at risk for a toothache, infection, and more severe treatment.
Preventive care is a cornerstone of the services provided by our dentist in Longmont. So contact us today and book your next visit to our office.