If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, you will need to keep dental plaque to a minimum in your mouth. The way this can be best achieved is by having a great at-home teeth cleaning regimen as well as by visiting our dental office, Dr. Edward J. Smith, for periodic dental cleanings. At our dentist office Randolph NJ, our expert dentist, Dr. Edward J. Smith, also can provide periodic dental exams which also are instrumental in ensuring a healthy mouth.
Dental plaque is an extremely sticky and colorless film that naturally occurs in a patient’s mouth. Since dental plaque will always form, it is important that it is removed from the teeth with daily tooth brushing and flossing. However, it is never possible for a patient to completely remove all dental plaque, so it is recommended that you visit our dentist office Randolph NJ for periodic dental cleanings. It is generally recommended that patients have dental cleanings every six months. This will make sure that all plaque is removed from your teeth. Additionally, when plaque remains on teeth it turns into tartar. Tartar is a hard and mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth and can only be removed with professional dental cleanings. When you have a dental cleaning at our dental office, all tartar will also be removed. This will greatly help to prevent the development of gum disease as well as help prevent dental cavities. If our dentist sees that you are developing gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help return your gums to excellent health. If you like, our dental hygienists can also review with you the proper way to brush and floss your teeth so that you can have maximum benefits from your at-home cleaning regimen, and remove as much plaque as possible during your at-home cleaning.
For an appointment to see our dentist for a dental exam, contact our dentist office Randolph NJ, where we also offer expert dental cleanings.