Periodontist in Monsey
Dental cleanings are the foundation of optimal oral wellness. When combined with a strong at-home strategy of twice-daily brushing, flossing every night before bedtime, and eating a nutritious diet that is limited in sugar, you are putting the odds in your favor to maintain not only cavity-free teeth, but also vibrant, healthy gums now and in the long term. At the office of Jonathan Tiger DMD, our goal is to help you avoid the consequences of gum disease to the greatest extent possible.
Just two trips per year to see our periodontist in Monsey
is all it takes. Dental cleanings on a six month schedule serve to remove tartar buildup and residual plaque that your oral hygiene at home has missed. Dental plaque is the filmy bacteria that is responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. Most of it is addressed effectively with brushing and flossing, but it has two attributes that create a problem: it is sticky and it is sneaky. Plaque hides in gum pockets and other areas that are out of reach. It then turns into tartar, a hardened version, which is not possible to eliminate at home. For that, you need a dental cleaning from our periodontist in Monsey. Another indispensable benefit is that if you have gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, a dental cleaning will reverse the effects. If you skip your twice-yearly visit or postpone it, you run the risk that gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, the later stage. And if that occurs, not only will you be subject to more serious symptoms than the irritation and redness that typically accompany gingivitis, but you will need a deeper and more complex treatment to take care of it.
Make things easy on yourself and contact us right now to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning with our periodontist in Monsey
By Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants
June 13, 2018
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