If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, the most important things you should do are to follow an excellent at-home dental brushing and flossing regimen, and visit our Woodside dentist office for regular dental exams and teeth cleanings.
When you come to our Dent-Care Dental, LLC office, you will be seen by one of our top-notch dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Arthur R. Volker. Your dental exam will be very thorough, and our dentist will carefully assess the health of your teeth, gums, and entire mouth. It is usually recommended that both dental exams and teeth cleanings are performed twice a year. Our Woodside dentist may recommend a different timeframe based on your individual dental or health situation. Teeth cleanings are very important because they remove all the dental plaque that you miss. During a teeth cleaning, all plaque and tartar is removed from not only on the teeth, but from between the teeth and from just below the gum line. These areas cannot all be thoroughly cleaned during your at-home teeth cleanings. If plaque is allowed to gather at the gum line, it can cause your gums to become inflamed. At this point, you will have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease. If this occurs, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. Dental cleanings will also help your teeth stay cavity-free since plaque remaining on teeth is the origin of tooth decay. When plaque stays on teeth for an extended period of time, it turns into tartar. Tartar, a cause of gum disease, tightly adheres to teeth and cannot be removed with regular brushing; it can only be removed with a professional dental cleaning.
For an appointment to visit our Woodside dentist for a dental exam or other dental care, contact us today.