When you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, it is important that you have periodic dental cleanings at our dental practice, and come in for dental exams on a biannual basis. At Affinity Dental Center, we can help you keep your entire mouth healthy; our staff will at our Uncasville dental office, will provide you with the very best care, and make you feel right at home during your dental visits.
Is very important that people brush and floss their teeth regularly to make sure that plaque does not build up on their teeth, and that all food debris is removed. However, even with the best at-home dental cleaning regimen, it is important to have professional teeth cleanings at our Uncasville dental office every six months. If our dentist sees that you have a dental problem, or a medical condition that can affect your teeth and gums, it may be recommended that you come to our office even more frequently for a dental exam and teeth cleanings. During our teeth cleanings, we remove all plaque and tartar from between the teeth, from the surface of the teeth, and from just below the gum line. When plaque stays on teeth it turns into tartar. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments. If it is allowed to remain on teeth for an extended period of time, it will encourage deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums, and you will develop gum disease. Tartar, plaque, food debris and bacteria will all gather in these deep pockets and infection will form. At this point you will need a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment to help your gums recover. The condition of your gums will be assessed during your dental exam at our office. If it is found that you have gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums, our dentist will probably recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings at our office.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist at our Uncasville dental office, contact us today.