Dentist in Turlock
Brushing your teeth at least two times per day and flossing once are the foundation of preventive care, but there’s more to it than that, such as visits to Forever Smiles Turlock two times every year, where our oral examinations and teeth cleanings reinforce what you already started at home.
Good nutrition, unsurprisingly, is at the top of the list of ways you can stop cavities and gum disease from developing. The foods you eat and the beverages you drink affect so much of your overall health, and so it is with your oral wellness. Our Turlock dental office wants you to know that sugar is the fuel that drives the growth of dental plaque. So it makes sense that the less sugar in your diet, the better off your teeth and gums are going to be. Dental plaque is a sticky, invisible film that clings to your teeth, between them, and at the gum line. It can hide in gum pockets, among other places, sneaky as it is. And that’s a problem because if any of it remains after you brush and floss, it is going to eventually harden and become tartar. The really alarming thing about tartar is that it causes all the same problems as dental plaque, and yet cannot be effectively addressed except at our Turlock dental office with a teeth cleaning. In addition to eradicating built up tartar (which reduces the potential for future cavities and gum disease), the same teeth cleaning reverses the effects of gingivitis, early stage gum disease. And because later stage gum disease is likely to result in receding gums, bleeding while brushing, persistent bad breath, loss of gum and bone tissue, and other effects of inflammation and infection, stopping it in its tracks is crucial.
Don’t let dental plaque and tartar impact the well-being of your teeth and gums. Contact our Turlock dental office to book an appointment for a complete examination and teeth cleaning.
1850 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382