It makes a lot more sense to take advantage of preventive care than to simply wait around until you need treatment, because doing that would not only put your teeth and gums at risk for harm, but cost you time and money to take care of. At the practice of Michael Lazarus, D.M.D. and Monika Vermani, D.M.D., AEGD, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the benefits of preventive care, both at home and here at our Stamford dental office.
When it comes to your oral health, the two most common threats to it are tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease. It’s all the result of dental plaque, the bacterial film that grows on and between teeth, and at the gum line. It results in the erosion of your tooth enamel, and causes your gums to become red and irritated, which are signs of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. When you come to our Stamford dental office every six months, you will get a thorough teeth cleaning, which succeeds in addressing the buildup of tartar, which is the hardened version of plaque that comes about form plaque that is not removed during the brushing and flossing process. In addition, teeth cleanings reverse the effects of gingivitis, which is crucial, because if allowed to reach the advanced stage of periodontitis, gum disease can cause inflammation, infection, erosion of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. This in addition to symptoms you can see with your own eyes, like bleeding while brushing and receding gums. Persistent bad breath is also typical. Between visits to our Stamford dental office, be sure to brush twice per day and floss thoroughly once at bedtime.
Preventive care is an essential service that we are pleased to provide. So please reach out to our Stamford dental office right now and set up a time to come in.