The Importance of Hygiene Visits
One of the most vital reasons for regularly scheduled dental appointments is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Even when you brush and floss carefully, some portion of soft, sticky plaque stays behind. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which can’t be stripped away with your standard toothbrush and floss. Tartar builds below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth. Unremoved plaque and tartar increases your risk for more serious infections developing within your teeth and gums. Recent studies show a clear link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth professionally cleaned on a schedule is one of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy!
Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915