You are in a constant battle to keep gum disease at bay, whether you realize it or not. A sticky substance adheres to your teeth daily. Without proper brushing and flossing, this substance called plaque builds up and hardens into tartar. Thus begins the battle for the health of your gums.
You win the battle when you come to the dental office for a thorough exam and professional cleaning. We are able to remove plaque and tartar buildup from all surfaces of your teeth with general dentistry. There may be some areas that you cannot reach with regular home care. These areas become susceptible to gum disease or gingivitis. We have the dental instruments to reach into the most difficult spaces and get them clean.
Thoroughly cleaning away the plaque and tartar from your teeth is the first step in treating gum disease. There are people who do a very good job keeping their teeth and gums in good shape, but even they may be prone to plaque and tartar buildup. Everyone requires professional help to keep their teeth and gums healthy. A special toothpaste and/or mouthwash may be prescribed to help the healing process.