If you’ve ever undergone root canal, lost a tooth to extraction, or suffered the effects of advanced gum disease, you already know the value of preventive care. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have problem-free teeth and gums up until now, you will want to keep that streak going. In either case, we at Cangelosi Family Dentistry are dedicated to keeping our oral health at an optimal level.
Brushing and flossing are vital, but they are not enough on their own. The reason is that while you will wash away the vast majority of hazardous dental plaque with your at-home oral hygiene, some plaque may manage to stay out of reach, such as in gum pockets. There it hardens, becoming tartar. And this form of plaque is not effectively dealt with by using a toothbrush and dental floss. You need our Baton Rouge dental office for that. Plaque and tartar are working continuously to erode your tooth enamel, leading to the formation of tiny holes, or what are typically known as dental cavities. The bigger those cavities get, the greater the risk is for a tooth infection or severe decay, which may mean root canal or the loss of the tooth entirely. When you come in once every six months, you will get a professional teeth cleaning at our Baton Rouge dental office. Tartar buildup is eliminated, and even more crucially, early stage gum disease is reversed, which keeps mild irritation and redness from turning to inflammation, infection, bad breath, bleeding while brushing, receding gums, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. And because a deeper type of cleaning, one that gets down to the roots, is necessary for treating those advanced signs, preventive care keeps you from having to go through it.
This is the perfect time to make your appointment to come to our Baton Rouge dental office for a teeth cleaning, examination, and x-rays that will serve to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.