Taking care of your dental health is incredibly important. In order to do that, you will need to take plenty of different preventative measures into account and follow up with them regularly. Aside from brushing and flossing your own teeth, it helps to schedule biannual teeth cleanings with your dentist, too. If you don’t you may still be at risk for dental problems and other concerns, such as periodontal disease. If you need help preventing gum disease or need medical attention in order to treat it, we here at Modestow Family Dentistry can provide you with Northampton teeth cleanings or periodontal cleanings depending on your needs.
Sure, it is still important that you brush your teeth and generally care for your oral health on your own time, but it is just as important that you see a dentist twice a year for professional teeth cleanings as well. Here at Modestow Family Dentistry, our dentist can provide you with Northampton teeth cleanings that will help eliminate excess plaque and further prevent dental ailments such as tooth decay and gum disease. Failing to go to the dentist at least once every six months for regular checkups and cleanings can put you at risk for developing cavities or gingivitis and the longer these issues go untreated if you have them, the more damage they are left to do to your dental health. Gum disease can be particularly dangerous and can do some severe damage if it is not taken care of as soon as possible. Early gum disease is also known as gingivitis which is characterized by red, swollen, tender, irritated and often bleeding gums. These symptoms indicate that your gums have already begun to recede. If not taken care of, these symptoms can worsen. Your gums will recede further and expose tooth roots, pockets along the gums can form and fill with plaque and you can suffer from severe tissue, tooth and bone loss as well. Periodontal cleanings are used to help get rid of this excess plaque causing periodontal disease, and because the issue is more severe, the procedure is more intensive than a routine teeth cleaning.
In order to take care of gum disease or prevent it, you will need to see a dentist. Here at Modestow Family Dentistry, our dentist can provide you with a Northampton teeth cleaning or with any periodontal cleanings if you have gum disease.