It’s such a relief to find out that you don’t have any cavities when you come in for your six month dental exam. That’s a positive feeling that we at Cangelosi Family Dentistry want you to experience as often as possible. And it’s because of that goal that we work tirelessly to guide you, our valued patient, toward the things that will reduce the chances of dental decay and the cavities that they cause.
The reason why dental decay occurs is the presence of the film-like bacterial substance known as dental plaque. It grows on teeth, between them, and at the gum line. That sour taste and coating that you feel in your mouth when you wake up is the result of plaque. It’s why your first impulse is to reach for your toothbrush. Sugar is the fuel that makes dental plaque possible, and for that purpose, starch is the same as sugar. In addition to when you wake up, brush your teeth after meals, and again before you go to sleep, at which point you should also floss thoroughly. By the time you come to our office for your six month exam, you will have done all you can possibly do to prevent dental decay and cavities. Our Baton Ridge dentist takes it from there. A professional teeth cleaning eradicates tartar and any residual plaque, making sure that your mouth is free of the bacterial substances that are responsible for cavities. Of course, they do return, but its this regular maintenance that contributes greatly to keeping your teeth intact. And if yo u do have any cavities, our Baton Ridge dentist can treat them before you suffer a toothache or sustain an infection, outcomes which lead to root canal or even tooth extraction.
Schedule your twice-yearly visit to our office right now and take that essential step that allows our Baton Ridge dentist to keep your teeth strong and healthy.