If you want to make sure that your teeth are clean and healthy you should visit us at our dental practice, Green and Glasser Dental Associates, PC. Our dentist will take good care of your teeth by providing you with periodic dental exams, and teeth cleanings; teeth cleaning is very important in order to keep your teeth free of dental plaque.
Dental plaque is actually a mass of bacteria that grows on the surface of your teeth. It is an extremely sticky and colorless deposit when it first occurs. When it forms tartar, plaque turns pale yellow, and is commonly found in between the teeth, in front of the teeth, along the gum line, and in other locations on the tooth as well. Our dentist in Commack can tell you that plaque contains cavity-causing acids which will eat through your tooth enamel and cause cavities. Plaque is also associated with gum disease. The best way to keep plaque on your teeth to a minimum is to brush and floss your teeth daily, even after meals whenever possible. Dental plaque is also associated with gingivitis or periodontitis. If you are not sure of the correct way to brush your teeth to remove plaque, our dentist or dental hygienist will be able to provide you with instructions. Dental floss is also extremely helpful in removing plaque from your teeth. When plaque turns into tartar, it creates a hard, mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth; tartar can only be removed with professional teeth cleaning. When tartar stays on teeth for an extended amount of time it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums, and gum disease will develop. So, you will definitely want to make sure that you remove all plaque from your teeth with a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen in order to prevent cavities and gum disease.
For an appointment with our dentist in Commack for a comprehensive dental exam, or to see our dental hygienists for a teeth cleaning, simply contact us today.