Preventative care is the foundation of oral health. At Easton Smiles, we promote the highest degree of it with twice-yearly visits to our office an a strategy of at-home oral hygiene. The goal of our dentist in Stoughton is to deliver the good news at your next visit that you have
no cavities and no gum disease.
Prevention is more efficient and less costly than after-the-fact treatment. Dental plaque, the filmy bacterial substance that you feel on your teeth when you wake up in the morning, is the primary culprit behind both tooth decay and gum disease. It erodes your precious tooth enamel, forming those small holes, or dental cavities. And as for your gums, they become irritated and red, which are the two biggest symptoms of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. It is typically reversed with a teeth cleaning at our office. If you don’t come in for a visit with our dentist in Stoughton every six months, those symptoms can become considerably more alarming. Among them are recurring bad breath, bleeding when you brush, receding gums, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loose teeth. Those are signs of periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. If you reach that point, you will need a more deep type of cleaning called scaling and root planing. Small cavities will also grow into larger ones, putting you at greater risk for toothaches, infections, root canal, and even the loss of teeth to extractions. Fortunately, if you brush first thing in the morning, again before bed, and floss thoroughly also before going to sleep; and supplement that with a teeth cleaning and examination from our dentist in Stoughton two times per year, you will keep the odds in your favor for avoiding those unpleasant consequences.
Contact our office right now to schedule an appointment for our preventive care.