We all know how essential it is to keep our teeth and gums clean and healthy with regular toothbrushing (two minutes, twice a day), flossing, and using mouthwash. This helps to prevent plaque build up on the teeth, a bacteria that forms on the teeth in a sticky film.
When plaque comes into contact with sugary or starchy foods it produces acid, which attacks the enamel of the teeth. With constant exposure to sugar and starch the teeth will be under a high amount of acid attack and that is when we can suffer from cavities.
Plaque doesn’t just cause problems for our teeth. If it isn’t removed from the gums it becomes an irritant causing swelling and the gums can begin to detach from the teeth creating ‘pockets’. These can become infected leading to destruction of the supporting bone and causing tooth loss.
Having a good home routine can help fight against plaque build up but it is also essential to have regular appointments with your dental hygienist, as often as your dentist recommends. This is because, however fastidious you are with your home care regime, there will always be areas of plaque accumulation that is hard to reach yourself.
At Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral, our hygienists will be able to remove plaque deposits and show you the areas that you may be missing and give advice on how to clean them more efficiently. They will check the health of the gums to ensure there are no areas of disease or recession and they will also polish your teeth, which will make them feel so clean you won’t be able to stop smiling!
At Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral we understand how busy our patients are, so we are pleased to announce that we are now open until 7pm on Wednesdays for hygiene appointments. Call the friendly team at 01515 150 164 or book your appointment online today.