If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, there some important things you should do. First, you will want to make sure that you have a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen which includes proper daily brushing and flossing. You will also want to be sure that you come to see our dentist, Dr. John McAllister, for dental visits on a periodic basis, on a time schedule recommended by our dentist. You will also want to come to our Downey CA dental office for regular teeth cleanings.
Our dentist will be able to let you know precisely how often you should have regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. This will be based on your dental health, medical health, and perhaps even on your age or other conditions. The key to having healthy teeth is to make sure that your teeth stay clean and your gums stay healthy. If teeth are not properly cleaned, they will have a buildup of plaque, bacteria and tartar. These materials will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. When this happens, materials such as plaque and bacteria will begin to gather in the deep pockets and gum disease will form. Gum disease is a very serious medical problem. Infection from the gum disease can travel down to your jawbone and cause your teeth to loosen and even fall out. In addition, infection from gum disease can travel through your bloodstream and cause serious medical problems such as heart problems. For all these reasons, it is important that you have a periodic teeth cleaning at our Downey CA dental office.
During our periodic dental exams, our dentist will be able to let you know whether or not you have any dental problems, and whether or not you have any gum problems developing. If it is seen that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums can return to good health. If you have deep pockets, it will most likely be recommended that you have a scaling and root planing periodontal treatment to help your gums become healthy again. A regular teeth cleaning at our Downey CA dental office will also help to keep your teeth more attractive and prevent cavities as well. For an appointment to meet with our dentist, or to have a teeth cleaning at our dental office, contact us today.