Preventing Gum Disease at Prestige Dentistry

Posted on March 30, 2012

Preventing Gum Disease at Prestige Dentistry Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

At Prestige Dentistry in Palm Harbor, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Palm Harbor general dentistry patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.

To schedule a deep cleaning, call 727-478-0488. We are located at 4140 Woodlands Pkwy, Ste A in Palm Harbor. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry clients in the Palm Harbor area. See https://www.prestige-dentistry.com/ for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.

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