If you are looking for an excellent dental practice that emphasizes preventive care in order to keep teeth and gums healthy, then you should visit us at Laurence K. Levy, DMD. Our Middletown dentist
, Dr. Laurence Levy, can provide you with comprehensive dental exams and you can receive dental cleanings at our office, as well.
In order to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy, it is not only important that you have a great at-home dental cleaning regimen, but that you also have biannual dental exams by our Middletown dentist, and biannual dental cleanings at our office, as well. This type of preventive dental care will ensure that your teeth stay as clean as possible, which is the key to excellent dental health. When plaque stays on teeth, it can cause teeth to develop dental cavities as well as cause gingivitis. When a patient has gingivitis, it means that their gums have become inflamed. This is a precursor to gum disease. If at this point you do not have several regular dental cleanings to help your gums return to good health, you may indeed develop gum disease. When plaque stays on teeth for a specific amount of time it will turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that tightly adheres to teeth, and encourages the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. Plaque, tartar, food debris and bacteria will all gather in these deep pockets, and infection will form. At this point, you will have gum disease which cannot only cause teeth to loosen and fall out, but it can also spread infection to other parts of your body. For children, we also recommend that they have fluoride treatments to protect their teeth from dental cavities, and also that they get dental sealants to protect the flat chewing surfaces of their premolars and molars.
For an appointment to be seen by our Middletown dentist
, simply contact our office today.
By Laurence K. Levy, DMD
July 18, 2017