If it weren’t for dental plaque, you would never have cavities and your gums would remain strong and healthy for a long time to come. It’s this bacterial film that is at the center of problems that we deal with every day here at Hamilton Smiles. And to the extent that you are able to prevent it, remove it, and deal with its effects in a timely manner, you will see improvements in your state of oral wellness.
Neither your own oral hygiene nor visits to our Hamilton dentist office two times per year are enough on their own to mitigate the impact of dental plaque. But put together, they form a very effective strategy. Since dental plaque is fueled by the consumption of sugars and starches, it only makes sense to keep a close watch on the quantities of them that find their way into your daily diet. However, the key is to brush your teeth properly, thoroughly, and often enough. Twice per day is the minimum, when you wake up and before you go to bed. Better yet is to do so after meals, too. Combine that with flossing at the end of each day and you have a powerful method for eliminating most, if not all, of the dental plaque that has formed. Tartar is the hardened form of plaque, and it develops from any that remains hidden and out of reach. Teeth cleanings address tartar buildup. And they are part of your six month oral examinations at our Hamilton dentist office, where the results of plaque and tartar are also assessed and treated as necessary. That means filling cavities, and for early stage gum disease, the same teeth cleaning is the remedy for that, too.
Let our Hamilton dentist office partner with you in keeping your teeth and gums in an optimal state. Reach out to us today to book an appointment.