Preventive dental care is more valuable than any treatment can be, especially when it comes to the effects of dental plaque and tartar. At Peak Dental, or Irmo dentist will work as your partner in maintaining the well-being of your teeth and gums.
As vital as it is for you to visit our office twice per year, if you don’t take good care of your own oral wellness the rest of the year, you cannot expect the kind of results that you really want. A nutritious diet that includes a limited amount of sugar is an excellent start. Brushing twice per day, first thing in the morning and last thing before bed, along with a daily vigorous flossing combine to do an excellent job of removing plaque. Some, though, can manage to escape the reach of your home oral hygiene by hiding in gum pockets. Eventually, that plaque will harden into tartar, after which there is no effective way to eliminate it other than a professional teeth cleaning. That same process will also stop the progress of early stage gum disease (gingivitis), and reverse any of its effects. If gum disease is allowed to continue unhindered, the inevitable result is that it reaches the advanced stage of periodontitis, which brings with it severe symptoms including receding gums, persistent bad breath, erosion of gum and bone tissue, and possibly even tooth loss. Our Irmo dentist will also be able to find any cavities while they’re still small, with the help of x-rays. A filling placed in a timely fashion can prevent a root canal treatment or a tooth extraction down the road, along with the complications and costs of each.
The good news is that just by contacting us to book an appointment with our Irmo dentist for your twice-yearly exam and cleaning, you can make the future look a lot brighter regarding your oral health.
11132 Broad River Road Suite A and B
Irmo, SC 29063