Do you want to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy? If so, you will want to come to our dental practice for periodic dental exams as well as for teeth cleaning at Baltimore Center of Advanced Dentistry. At our practice, our dentist will be able to check your teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy, and you can have expert teeth cleaning. If you make an appointment to see our dentist in Lutherville, you will be taking a big step toward keeping healthy teeth and gums.
Our dentist, Dr. Gary Bauman, has been providing exemplary dental care to members of our community for many years. Our patients are always encouraged to come in for periodic teeth cleanings to make sure that they have healthy gums. Even if you brush and floss regularly, you will be leaving some plaque and bacteria behind. This is inevitable, no matter how carefully you brush. When plaque is allowed to stay on teeth for even a short amount of time, tarter will form. Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance which can only be removed from teeth by a professional dental cleaning. If tarter is allowed to remain on teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets between the teeth and gums. Once the pockets have formed, plaque, tarter, bacteria, and food debris will all gather, and gum disease will form. If it is determined that your gums have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our dentist in Lutherville will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums get back to good health.
If our dentist in Lutherville determines that you have developed gum disease, it will most likely be recommended that you have a periodontal treatment of scaling and root planing. This treatment is a deep cleaning for the gums. It will clean out all infection and debris from the deep pockets, and help the deep pockets become smaller. Hopefully, your gums will thoroughly heal and you will no longer have gum disease. Gum disease is a serious infection which can go down to the jawbone and cause teeth to loosen and fall out. Gum disease can even move to other parts of your mouth, or even spread to other parts of your body. Gum disease has been associated with high blood pressure and even heart problems. So it is very important to keep your gums healthy in order to have healthy teeth, and good overall health. For an appointment to see our dentist contact us today.