Are you concerned with keeping your teeth and gums healthy? If so, that is a great thing. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is not only important if you want to have a beautiful smile – it is also important to keep the rest of your body healthy as well. If gum disease develops and is allowed to continue, it can cause very serious infection to develop throughout your body. It is easy to keep your teeth clean and gums healthy by following a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen and by having periodic professional teeth cleanings at our Downey CA dental office.
Our Downey CA dental office is named Cosmetic and Family Dentist. Our expert, highly-trained, and well-liked dentist is Dr. John McAllister. Dr. McAllister has been providing exemplary dental care for more than 20 years. At our practice we stress the importance of having periodic teeth cleanings to help keep teeth and gums healthy. Even with the best at-home dental cleaning procedures, some plaque will remain on the teeth – it simply cannot be avoided. When this happens, tartar begins to form. Tartar is a hard mineralized substance that can only be removed with professional dental instruments. If the tartar is allowed to remain on the gums, deep pockets will form between the gums and the teeth and gum disease will begin to develop.
At our Downey CA dental office your gum health will be assessed during a comprehensive dental exam as well as during a professional teeth cleaning. If it is determined that you have the beginning stages of gum disease, gingivitis, it may be recommended that you have several professional teeth cleanings over the coming few months. This is often all that is needed to get your gums healthy and back on the road to great health. If it is determined that you do indeed have gum disease, it may be recommended that you have a scaling and root planing procedure to deep clean your gums. This can often get the infection to subside and help get the gums back to good health. However, if you come to our office on a periodic basis for teeth cleaning, it is very likely that your gums will stay healthy. This will mean that you will not have to undergo any treatment for gum disease nor worry about its possibly troublesome side effects. If you would like to see our dentist for a professional dental cleaning, or for a comprehensive dental exam, contact us today.