We all want that perfect, bright smile, and we do our best to be vigilant with daily brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, our teeth don’t always stay as white and shiny as we’d like, even when we use the top “whitening” toothpastes and strips. And more importantly, our teeth can accumulate bacteria that we wouldn’t even think twice about after looking in the mirror. Our mouths are the windows to the rest of our bodies. A visit to our Easton dental office can help us prevent potential diseases down the road, and not just oral infections, but possible infections elsewhere in our bodies as well.
Over time, our teeth develop dental plaque and calculus. Calculus is also known as tartar, and it’s a form of hardened dental plaque. Our saliva contains minerals, which over time, can accumulate on the surface of the plaque on our teeth. This accumulation of tartar can threaten the health of our gums and eventually cause gingivitis. This disease of the gums is initially just an irritation and inflammation. But if they become so irritated and inflamed that there’s loss to the tissue fibers that connect our teeth to the gums, we are now looking at a disease called periodontitis. Periodontitis is a much more severe inflammatory disease that affect the tissue surrounding our teeth, and if it goes untreated long enough it can cause loss of teeth. This is a great reason to visit our Easton dental office and meet with our terrific staff and both Dr. Robert Tuck and Thomas F. Herlihy IV, D.M.D., M.A.G.D. Here at Easton Smiles we believe that a healthy mouth is incredibly important to maintain a healthy body. That’s why we stress that our patients receive periodic dental prophylaxis and cleanings to prevent these irritating oral diseases.
We know that no one likes to go to the dentist, but here at Easton Smiles, we do our best to provide our patients with a professional yet comfortable setting. Our friendly staff of dental professionals welcomes patients of all ages and utilizes the latest technology to provide everyone with the best comprehensive dental care in Massachusetts. It’s our goal to send our patients out of our office with a picture-perfect smile, and we’ve been doing so for over 13 years. So stop by our Easton dental office, Easton Smiles, and get your beautiful smile today!