If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible, you should come to our Oakhurst Family Dental practice for dental exams and cleaning on a periodic basis. When you have a dental exam Oakhurst by our top-notch dentist, Dr. Richard J. Victor, the health of your gums will be examined along with the health of your teeth, mouth, and jaws.
If our dentist finds during a dental exam Oakhurst that you have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, he will probably recommend that you have several dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums to return to good health. When a patient has gingivitis, it is usually caused by poor dental hygiene which allows a build-up of dental plaque and tartar around the edge of the teeth and gums. Otherwise, our dentist will probably recommend that you have regular dental cleanings every six months, or so. Even with the very best at-home dental cleaning regimen, some plaque will remain on teeth. This plaque can turn into tartar which can encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums; this will lead to gum disease. During a dental cleaning, not only is plaque and tartar removed from the surface of your teeth, but it is also removed from between your teeth, and from just below the gum line. This type of dental cleaning cannot be performed at home, and is very important to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. Having regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings will serve as a great deterrent to developing gum disease, as well as dental cavities. Of course, there are other contributing factors to gum disease which cannot be controlled, such as having certain medical conditions or taking certain medications.
For an appointment to have a dental exam Oakhurst or a dental cleaning, contact us today.