The proper maintenance of your teeth and gums will put the odds in your favor for a lifetime of dental and periodontal health. Here at the office of Ella Kerzhner DMD, we recommend dentist in Westampton a wise at-home strategy of oral hygiene, and in addition our oral exams two times per year. Together, it comprises a total plan for strong gums and cavity-free teeth.
Brushing after meals and flossing vigorously once per day will go a long way toward removing the plaque that forms on and between your teeth. This film-like material is the number one enemy of your oral wellness. It erodes your tooth enamel to form cavities. And it irritates your gums. Given enough time, those cavities can grow large enough to let in bacteria and lead to an infection. And the gum irritation can become inflammation or infections, too. Unfortunately, not all of the plaque can be reached by your brush and floss. It can stubbornly hide in gum pockets, for example. It then hardens into tartar, which can only be treated by a professional cleaning. This is a big reason why you should commit to a twice-yearly visit to our dentist in Westampton. First, any cavities should be detected early and filled. Toward that end, your teeth will be inspected and x-rays taken periodically. Second, you will get a teeth cleaning that will remove all of the remaining plaque and tartar. Furthermore, if you are showing any indications of early stage gum disease, the cleaning will typically reverse it. Our dentist in Westampton will also do an examination of your bite (occlusion), and do a screening for oral cancer. It’s all part of our dedication to your optimal oral well-being.
If it’s been close to six months (or longer) since your last oral exam, contact us to schedule one with our dentist in Westampton. Your teeth and gums deserve the attentive care that will make sure that your teeth and gums are experiencing the highest level of health possible.