Lake Success dental office
The best way to help ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy is to practice great at-home dental cleaning, and to come in for teeth cleanings on a regular basis. At our Lake Success dental office
, Alan S. Kuznick DMD, you can receive thorough dental exams from our dentist, Dr. Alan S. Kuznick, as well as expert teeth cleanings.
Keeping your teeth free of dental plaque and tartar is very important. This is because dental plaque causes not only tooth decay, but leads to gum disease. When dental plaque stays on teeth it will turn to tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed by a professional dental cleaning. If left on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums, and this will lead to gum disease. Even with the very best at-home dental cleaning regimen, some dental plaque will remain on teeth. This is why it is very important to come in to our Lake Success dental office for teeth cleanings every six months. During a teeth cleaning, all plaque and tartar will be removed from your teeth, from between the teeth, and from just below the gum line. This will help to prevent dental cavities, keep your teeth looking great, and keep gum disease from developing. If our dentist finds that you are developing gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, he will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. When deep pockets are found, it means that you have develop gum disease, and you will need to have a scaling and root planing treatment. This is a periodontal deep cleaning for the gums.
For an appointment to come to our Lake Success dental office
for a dental exam or for a teeth cleaning, simply contact us today. Many of our patients schedule these two services for the same day, for their convenience.
By Alan S. Kuznick, DMD
July 24, 2017