Preventive care in Midtown
Our Midtown teeth cleaning represents excellent in preventive care, and is the cornerstone of your oral well-being both now and in the future. Here at the dental practice of Nate Satler DDS, we recommend that you come in twice per year for the best results.
The purpose of all oral hygiene, whether it’s your own brushing and flossing at home, or our Midtown teeth cleaning, is to remove harmful dental plaque and tartar. These two substances are different in their texture, but are exactly the same in what they’re made of. Dental plaque is filmy, while tartar is harder and crustier. Both are bacterial. Dental plaque shows up first, spurred on by the sugars and starches in your foods and drinks. When you wake up each morning, that unpleasant coating on your teeth is dental plaque. Brush your teeth to feel fresh, and also to wash away most, if not all of the dental plaque that formed overnight. Continue to brush after meals and then again at bedtime, with that last one of the day accompanied by thorough flossing between your teeth. You may also choose to add a high quality dental rinse, but that’s about all you can do on your own for preventive care. Our Midtown teeth cleaning picks up at that point. Tartar is dental plaque that was not eliminated with brushing and flossing. You need our Midtown teeth cleaning to eradicate it, which is good for preventing future cavities and gum disease. In addition, signs of existing early stage gum disease (gingivitis) is reversed. As a result, you’re also preventing the progression of gum disease to a more advanced stage.
Schedule your next oral examination and cleaning right now. Contact our office through our website. Just hit the appointments button at the top of the page. Or call us if you would rather do it by phone.