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08060 Dental Office

Dental Plaque in 08060

08060 Dental Office

08060 Dental Office

If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, you will want to keep your teeth as plaque-free as possible. In part, this can be done by maintaining a great at-home regimen of teeth brushing and flossing. Coming to our 08060 dental office, Ella Kerzhner DMD, for regular dental exams and cleanings is also important for making sure your teeth remain plaque-free.

Dental plaque is an extremely sticky and colorless film that is continuously formed in your mouth. It will stick to your teeth and can cause dental cavities and even gum disease. Dental plaque is made up of many different types of bacteria, some of which will mix with the carbs in your mouth and cause acids. These acids will attempt to eat through your tooth enamel and cause dental cavities. When dental plaque accumulates along the gum lines, it will irritate your gums and can cause gingivitis. Gingivitis is a common precursor to gum disease. During a regular dental cleaning at our 08060 dental office, all plaque and tartar will be removed from on your teeth, between your teeth, and from just below the gum line. Even with the very best at-home dental cleaning regimen, you will not be able to reach these areas and remove dental plaque. If dental plaque stays on teeth for any amount of time, it will harden and turn into tartar. When tartar remains on your teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets. Bacteria, food debris, tartar, and plaque will all gather in these pockets and you will have gum disease. With gingivitis, you will simply need to have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. With gum disease, you will need to have a scaling and root planing treatment or gum surgery to help the deep pockets reduce in size.

For an appointment to visit our 08060 dental office for a dental exam in cleaning, simply contact us today.

Ella Kerzhner DMD
811 Woodlane Rd,
Westampton, NJ 08060
New Patients:(609) 300-2044
Existing Patients:(609) 267-1038

Westampton Family Dentist

Dental Care for All Ages

Westampton Family Dentist

Westampton Family Dentist

Gum disease afflicts thousands of Americans each year, which is why an important part of daily oral care is maintaining a healthy mouth as well as a proper teeth cleaning and brushing. At the offices of Ella Kerzhner DMD, our Westampton family dentist provides a clean and safe environment for all your family’s dental needs and a thorough and comprehensive oral exam as needed.

Each individual exam includes a periodontal evaluation to check gum health, an oral cancer screening, a bite occlusion analysis, as well as a check of the supporting structures of the teeth and oral anatomy. Proper oral hygiene and regular cleanings can stop bacteria from forming on the teeth that regular brushing alone cannot remove. A teeth cleaning procedure will help dislodge debris and other food particles that can get trapped in between teeth and gums, creating bacteria that can cause cavities and gingivitis. Our Westampton family dentist also educates all our patients about dental hygiene and in preventing new cavities to help prevent any future oral health problems. If periodontal disease is present, we first treat it and then give patients oral hygiene instructions to take home.

Maintaining healthy gums starts with proper brushing and flossing. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing and having annual cleanings is the best way to remove food that can cause bacteria. Bacteria causes plaque and buildup on the teeth. The bacteria eats away at tooth enamel, which can create cavities and gum disease. We also provide state of the art dental exams and equipment along with cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implants, crowns and porcelain veneers. We also provide our patients the best in professional teeth whitening. We believe in educating our patients about oral health is one of the best ways to help them have healthy, clean teeth for many years to come.

DR. Ella Kerzhner DMD
811 Woodlane Rd,
Westampton, NJ 08060
New Patients:(609) 300-2044
Existing Patients:(609) 267-1038