Taking great care of your teeth and gums is easy. To begin with, it is important that you brush your teeth twice a day and take care to floss them as well. Then you need to have dental exams at our practice, with Dr. Neil Weston, to make sure that your teeth, gums and mouth are healthy. Finally you will want to be sure that you have teeth cleaning in Cordova on a regularly scheduled basis at our office, Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
If you do these things you can feel pretty sure that you will have a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. Or at least, you will be catching any problems early so that they can be more easily treated. For example, when you have a teeth cleaning in Cordova not only will your teeth be cleaned, but you will be helping to prevent gum disease. Professional teeth cleaning is the only way patients are able to remove tartar. Tartar forms when plaque is advertently left on teeth after brushing and flossing. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed through professional cleaning. However, if left on teeth it will cause gum disease, and deep pockets will form between the teeth and gums. Special periodontal procedures will need to be performed to get rid of infection and deep pockets. If gum disease is allowed to progress it can lead to an infected jawbone, tooth loss, and even serious medical infection in other parts of your body.
Along with teeth cleaning in Cordova, regular dental exams are important as well. During a regular dental exam we will take a set of x-rays to determine if you have any hidden cavities or teeth problems. Our dentist will also look in your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. He will also go on to see if you have any signs of gum disease. If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor of gum disease, our dentist will recommend that you have several teeth cleanings over the next few months. If more serious gum disease is found, it will most likely be recommended that you have a scaling and root planing treatment. If our dental exam reveals that you have a cavity, our dentist will be able to easily treat the problem. Treating problems early can also save you money. For instance, it is much easier to have a few teeth cleanings than to need periodontal treatments for advanced gum disease – or even worse, need dental implants due to losing teeth to gum disease. We hope that you will make an appointment with us not only for a comprehensive dental exam, but for a teeth cleaning as well. We want your teeth and gums to stay healthy.