Where your oral hygiene is concerned, the top priority is to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and that requires management of plaque as the number one goal. Here at the practice of Drs. Schwartzman, Healy, and Offit, our Gaithersburg teeth cleaning is the cornerstone of that effort, and should be done two times per year.
Plaque is a bacteria-based film that grows on and sticks to your teeth. It also forms at the gum line. The inevitable result of its continued presence is the erosion of your enamel, which causes cavities. And your gums are affected, too, with irritation, inflammation, and infection as the problem progresses. Your at-home brushing and flossing succeed in removing most of the plaque you have, but some usually stays out of reach and hardens into tartar. Your own oral hygiene efforts won’t be effective in dealing with tartar, unfortunately. That’s why you need our Gaithersburg teeth cleaning. There are two crucial benefits of having it every six months. First, tartar buildup is eliminated and residual plaque is removed, as well. Second, any signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, are reversed. That is big, because the most serious symptoms associated with gum disease come at the advanced stage. Among them are receding gums, persistent bad breath, bleeding when you brush, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. Furthermore, small cavities will grow into larger ones when you don’t come in for your exam and our Gaithersburg teeth cleaning. You will be at greater risk for toothaches and tooth infections, with typically require root canal or an extraction to treat properly.
There is so much to gain for a teeth cleaning at our office. It’s simple and painless, though. You can’t afford not to have it done, so contact our office and let us book an appointment for you to come in.