Cleanings are not the only important part of preventive care, but it’s fair to say that they comprise the cornerstone of it. And at Forever Smiles Turlock, your twice-yearly visits to our office for a complete oral examination and our Turlock teeth cleaning will keep your teeth free of cavities and your gums free of periodontal disease to the greatest extent possible.
Every single day, you have the opportunity to contribute to your own preventive care. Begin by keeping a close watch on your sugar and starch intake. Foods and drinks containing either lead to the formation of film-like dental plaque, whose bacteria and acids erode tooth structure and eventually result in cavities. Plaque is also responsible for irritating and reddening your gums, which are the effects of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. And while your own efforts when it comes to brushing your teeth at least twice per day, and flossing before bedtime are your best defense when it comes to eliminating plaque, some of it may stick around. Remaining plaque turns into tartar. It’s hardened and crusty, and virtually impossible to remove except with our Turlock teeth cleaning. When you come in at six month intervals, tartar buildup is eradicated. Along with it, the signs of gingivitis are reversed. In some stubborn instances, a second round of cleaning might be necessary for optimal results. But since later stage gum disease, periodontitis, is associated with inflammation and infection, and the eventual loss of bone and gum tissue, and loose teeth, it’s easy to see how important our Turlock teeth cleaning is.
There are few things that provide such obvious benefits with so little effort than an examination and cleaning twice per year at our office. Please contact us to set up your next visit for a time that is convenient for you.