If you want to make sure that your teeth say cavity-free and your gums stay healthy, you will want to have periodic dental cleanings at our dental practice, Attentive Dental Care. Our top-notch dentist in Morristown NJ, Dr. Karey P. Matthews, will provide you with periodic dental exams to make sure that your teeth are staying cavity-free and that your gums are staying healthy as well.
If our dentist in Morristown NJ determines that you have developed gingivitis, in inflammation of the gums, it will most likely be recommended that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months in order to help get your gums back to good health. During our dental cleanings, all tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food debris will be removed from on or between your teeth. Plaque contains acids which try to eat through tooth enamel. When plaque is allowed to stay on teeth, the acids will eat through your tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. During a dental cleaning, the plaque is removed from your teeth and will help your teeth to stay cavity-free. When plaque hardens on teeth, it turns into tartar. Tartar is a mineralized substance that tightly adheres to teeth. No amount of tooth brushing or flossing is able to remove tartar once it tightly adheres to teeth. However, with regular dental cleanings, all tartar will be removed from your teeth. This means that it is much less likely that you will develop any type of gum disease since it is generally poor oral hygiene that causes deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. Of course, there are some medical conditions, like diabetes, which can contribute to gum disease. You will want to come in to see our dentist on a periodic basis, as recommended in your particular case, to make sure that your gums and teeth are remaining healthy.
For an appointment to see our dentist in Morristown NJ, or to schedule a teeth cleaning at our dental office, contact us today.