If you want to make sure that you have clean teeth and healthy gums, the most important thing you can do is to come into our dental practice for teeth cleanings every six months. At our dental practice, Harvey L. Griesner, DDS, our Forest Hills dentist will be able to let you know more about more preventive dental procedures which can also help to keep your teeth healthy and cavity free.
At our dental practice, our top-notch Forest Hills dentist is Dr. Harvey L. Griesner. Dr. Griesner has been providing exemplary dental care in Forest Hills for over 41 years. Two of the most important things you can do to keep your teeth healthy is to come in for periodic dental exams and to have teeth cleanings every six months. When you have teeth cleanings they will help ensure that your teeth stay clean and that your gums stay healthy. Even with the very best at home dental cleaning regimen, it is important that you have teeth cleanings on a regular basis. When even a small amount of plaque and bacteria are allowed to remain on teeth for a short amount of time, tarter will form. Tartar is a hard and mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth and cannot be removed with any amount of tooth brushing – it can only be removed with dental cleaning instruments. If tartar and plaque are allowed to stay on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. Once this happens, plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris will all gather in the deep pockets and gum infection will form.
Once gum infection forms, the infection can travel down to your jawbone and cause teeth to loosen and even fall out. Gum disease infection can travel to other parts of your mouth, or even to other parts of your body through your bloodstream. Gum disease infection has been associated with the development of heart problems, high blood pressure and even stroke. So it is very important that you do not develop gum disease, and if you do, it is important that it is treated on a very timely basis. Having regularly scheduled teeth cleanings will also help your teeth remain cavity free. For an appointment to meet with our Forest Hills dentist for a dental exam, or to make an appointment for a teeth cleaning, contact us today.