The most important thing you can do to protect your teeth and gums from disease and infection is keeping good oral hygiene. Just like every other part of your body, your teeth and gums require routine care in order to remain healthy. At the office of Dr. Kishmore, we help patients understand the importance of great oral hygiene that will keep your smile beautiful and healthy.
Having poor oral hygiene causes a multitude of issues for your teeth and gums. It can cause a buildup of plaque and tartar around your teeth, and even below the gum line. Plaque and tartar are filled with harmful bacteria which cause infections such as Gingivitis and Periodontitis, and also damages the structure of your teeth, causing tooth loss.
Also, plaque can contribute to holes forming in your teeth (tooth decay), which can cause the sensitive materials within the tooth known as pulp, to become infected. This leads to issues such as tooth sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures and pain when eating and talking.
Poor oral hygiene can also cause bad breath (halitosis), and cosmetic issues with your teeth and gums such as stains, yellowing, and inflammation. These issues can all cause your smile to look severely flawed, and create anxiety or embarrassment for you. But you can prevent all of these issues.
Many people mistakenly believe that dental problems are all fixed just at the dentist’s office. However, an effective oral hygiene plan combines good care at home and in our office. Your routine should include:
During your regular dental visit, Dr. Kishore will examine your teeth and gums, do a cleaning, and apply fluoride to strengthen your teeth and fight decay. If he notices any issues such as decay, he can create a dental treatment plan to restore your smile and fix the problem before it has a chance to worsen.
Contact our office today at 590-773-3282 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to giving you your dream smile!