It’s great news to be aware that cavities, gum disease, and their consequences are not inevitable. You don’t have to simply wait for them to occur and then scramble to address the impact. Instead, get out ahead of the situation with preventive care, of which one of the key components is our Flatbush teeth cleaning. At the dental practice of Rafael Mosery, DDS, our ultimate goal is for you to experience the highest level of oral health now and always.
Our Flatbush teeth cleaning is important, but it’s not the only aspect of excellent preventive care. You have to start at the very beginning, with what the cause of tooth decay and gum disease are. The answer is sugar and starches in your diet, from items ranging from cake, candy, and soda to bread, pasta, and rice. Don’t forget hidden sources of sugar, such as in ketchup, bottled salad dressings, and various other packaged products that you may not realize have significant amounts. Sugars and starches are the catalysts for dental plaque, whose bacterial acids erode tooth enamel and irritate, inflame, and even infect gum tissue. Daily flossing, at bedtime, is the ideal preventive accompaniment to brushing your teeth first thing each morning, last thing at night, and after meals. Where our Flatbush teeth cleaning comes in is in dealing with the effects of dental plaque, including any of it that has turned to hardened tartar, a form that cannot be removed with home oral hygiene. When you come in two times per year, your tartar buildup will be eradicated, and any signs of gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease will be reversed, preventing later stage gum disease from developing.
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