Have you been looking for a great dental practice that you can depend on to take excellent care of your teeth and gums? If so, you will want to visit us at Modestow Family Dentistry. At our dental practice we have several highly-trained and dedicated dentists on staff. Additionally at our dental practice you can have a great teeth cleaning in Florence MA.
Our dentists are Dr. Ian Modestow and Dr. Jacinthe Giroux. When patients are interested in taking care of their teeth and gums, they are always very careful to take time for their at-home dental care. They brush their teeth after meals, and floss at least once a day. However, it is very important that patients also come in for a regularly-scheduled teeth cleaning in Florence MA. These teeth cleanings are very important to keep your teeth clean and your gums healthy. Depending on your gum situation and your medical health, our dentist will be able to recommend exactly how often you should come in for teeth cleanings. While at home, people can never completely remove all the plaque and bacteria on their teeth. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth it turns into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed with professional dental instruments. If left on the tooth, tartar will help with the formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums. In these pockets plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food debris will all gather and form serious infection.
Once infection forms in these deep pockets you have gum disease. When you have a teeth cleaning in Florence MA, and tartar is removed, it also greatly reduces the chance of any deep pockets developing. So these teeth cleanings are instrumental in helping prevent the formation of gum disease. If you are having a teeth cleaning at our office, and it is observed that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several teeth cleanings over the coming months. Teeth cleanings are generally able to remove the gingivitis, and your gums will return to their original, excellent health. If you already have deep pockets and gum disease, we will be able to provide you with an effective periodontal scaling and root planing treatment. This procedure is like a deep cleaning for the gums, and should help restore your gums to excellent health. Afterwards, you will want to be sure to stay on top of your dental cleanings as well as your at-home dental regimen. You may also need several periodontal follow-up treatments. If you would like to meet with our dentists for a comprehensive dental exam, contact our office today.