Cleanings aren’t the only aspect of preventive care, which also includes brushing and flossing at home, but they are essential. At Harlem Dental, it is our priority to keep your teeth whole, free of cavities and toothaches; and your gums strong, vibrant, and pink to the greatest extent possible.
Preventive care actually starts with your diet; specifically the sugar and starch in it. Both of them are responsible for the formation of dental plaque, which itself causes decay of tooth structure. So it stands to reason that the less of them you have, in all forms, the better off your oral health is going to be. You don’t have to give up sugar or your favorite starches (pasta, rice, potatoes, etc.), but it is a good idea to put a limit on them. When you wake up every morning, it is very likely that one of the first things you do is brush your teeth. That’s because dental plaque grows on your teeth while you sleep. You probably feel like there’s a film on them, and that is highly accurate. You should also brush when you are done eating and drinking for the day, and are readying for bed. At that time, floss between your teeth, too. Our teeth cleaning in Inwood is concerned with addressing the effects of plaque that avoided your at-home oral hygiene and hardened. That form is called tartar, and its just as hazardous to your teeth and gums, but cannot be removed without professional attention. Our teeth cleaning in Inwood eradicates tartar, and also reverses any effects of early stage gum disease. In every way, it’s a key component of preventive care.
It’s vital that you have a complete oral examination every six months, which includes our teeth cleaning in Inwood. Please contact our office today to schedule your next visit.