If you are looking for an excellent dental practice that can provide you with complete dental care for your entire family, you should become familiar with our office, Saybrook Family Dental Care. When you come to our office for teeth cleaning Westbrook, you can also be seen by one of our top dentists, Dr. David J. Sliva or Dr. Thomas A. McManus, for a complete dental checkup.
The most important things you can do to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy is to practice excellent oral hygiene at home and to make sure that you have periodic dental exams and teeth cleaning Westbrook about every six months. However, even if you practice the very best oral hygiene at home, it is not possible to remove all dental plaque from your teeth. And, once plaque remains on teeth, it will turn into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth and can only be removed with professional dental cleanings. Dental plaque contributes to dental cavities, as well as causes gingivitis. When tartar remains on your teeth for an extended period of time, it will cause deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums, and you will have gum disease. Once this occurs, the infection in the gums can travel to other parts of your mouth, or can even travel through the bloodstream to other parts of your body, causing serious medical problems. Additionally, gum disease can cause teeth to loosen and fall out. When you have a teeth cleaning at our practice it will help to prevent gum disease because all dental plaque and tartar will be removed, helping to keep your gums healthy and your teeth cavity-free.
For an appointment to come to our dental practice for teeth cleaning Westbrook, or to see our dentist for a dental checkup, contact us today.