Dentist Appointment Van Nuys CA
All cavities and gum disease can trace their origins back to dental plaque and the effects of it. Here at Van Nuys Dental Care, we make it our goal to prevent you from dealing with the worst consequences of plaque so that you can maintain strong teeth and vibrant gums now and in the future.
Dental plaque is a film-like substance that grows on and between teeth. It erodes your precious tooth enamel, eventually leading to the formation of holes, or cavities. It can also irritate, inflame, and even infect your gums. So how do you address plaque? The battle against it begins at home with your everyday habits. Since sugar is a primary fuel for plaque, you will want to limit your consumption of it. Brush after meals, and floss vigorously every day. By doing so, the vast majority of plaque will be removed from your mouth. Unfortunately, some remains, however, hiding away from the reach of your oral hygiene efforts, such as in gum pockets. There it hardens into tartar, which causes the same problems as plaque, but cannot be eliminated with simple brushing and flossing. For that, you need our dentist appointment in Van Nuys CA
, which in addition to a complete dental exam, features a teeth cleaning. There are two important benefits of a professional cleaning. First, it will eradicate all the plaque as well as tartar that you still have. Second, it will halt and reverse early stage gum disease. If you don't come in for our dentist appointment in Van Nuys CA
twice per year, you will put yourself at increased risk for advanced stage gum disease, not to mention larger cavities and possibly an infection that leads to needing root canal therapy.
Call us today and schedule our dentist appointment in Van Nuys CA
. Don't let dental plaque cause any undue damage to your teeth or gums.
Van Nuys Dental Care
14535 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA 91411
By Dental Pros
February 21, 2017