If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, it is important that you come in to our dental practice for periodic dental exams and dental cleanings. At our dental practice, Elite Dental Wellness, our Houston TX local dentist, Dr. Ashandra Batiste, can provide you with a comprehensive dental exam and you can receive a dental cleaning.
The best way to prevent gum disease from developing in your mouth is to make sure that your teeth stay clean. Poor dental hygiene is the leading cause of gum disease. When you do not adequately brush and floss your teeth at home, dental plaque will remain on your teeth. When this occurs, not only can cavities develop, but the dental plaque can cause your gums to become irritated. When this happens, you will develop gingivitis and your gums will be red and inflamed. Gingivitis is often a precursor to gum disease. The dental plaque on your teeth will eventually harden and turn into dental tartar. This tartar will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. When this occurs, plaque, tartar, bacteria and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and you will have gum disease. If you have periodic dental cleanings at our practice, all plaque and tartar will be removed so that you do not develop gingivitis or gum disease. And, if our Houston TX local dentist finds that you have gingivitis during a dental checkup, she will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings at our dental practice to help your gums return to good health. If it is found that deep pockets have developed between your teeth and gums, a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment should be able to get your gums back to good health.
For an appointment to meet with our Houston TX local dentist for a complete dental exam which includes a gum evaluation, contact us today.