Make time for preventive care now so that you won’t have to make time for treatment later on. Not only is it time-consuming to deal with problems after the fact, but pain and other symptoms can be frustrating to say the least. While no one can give you a 100% guarantee that you’ll never have a toothache or gum disease, at the office of Linda M. Weinfield DDS, our goal is to give you the best possible chance to keep your teeth and gums strong, healthy, and free of complications.
Dental plaque is the primary source for both tooth decay and gum disease. It’s a film-like bacterial substance that grows on teeth and at the gum line. It erodes your enamel leading to cavities. It also irritates, inflames, and infects your gums given enough time. You could end up needing root canal, a tooth extraction, or advanced gum treatments, but the good news is that our dentist in South Chicago can help you head that off. At home, you should watch your sugar intake, as well as foods that have starch, since both are catalysts for plaque formation. Brush and floss as directed by our dentist in South Chicago to remove as much plaque as you can. If any escapes the reach of your oral hygiene, it turns into hardened tartar. It’s not possible to remove that on your own, so come in for a teeth cleaning every six months, which will eliminate your tartar buildup. In addition, a cleaning will reverse the signs of early stage gum disease, or what is called gingivitis. In addition, you will get a complete checkup, so that any small cavities detected are filled before they can cause more severe consequences.
Schedule your next visit to see our dentist in South Chicago. Contact us right now to arrange a time. Preventive care is essential. Don’t neglect it.