There’s a reason why brushing between meals is recommended, and why eating clean foods is good for more than just managing your weight and heart health. Having a clean diet, drinking plenty of water while also brushing and flossing regularly all work to help you control plaque buildup as well, and we here at our West Long Branch dental office can help you do even more. Laura Branigan, DMD can offer comprehensive preventative care and cleanings that can further control plaque and prevent both tooth decay and gum disease on a regular basis.
When it comes to caring for your dental health, it is important that you keep up with daily hygiene and health habits, but you also need to make sure that you see your dentist regularly. It is recommended that patients see their dentist for comprehensive exams and cleanings once every six months to stay on top of their health as well as on top of plaque buildup. Plaque and bacteria buildup is what can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing and eating healthy can help manage this buildup from day to day, but its still important to get a deep clean once in a while to hit those hard to reach areas and to check for any potential signs of early cavities or gingivitis. It is always best to try and prevent these things from developing, but catching them early is preferable too. Decay and disease can quickly spread and lead to cavities, tooth loss, gum recession, and even loss of bone mass over time. Here at our West Long Branch dental office, Laura Branigan, DMD can provide you and your family with the routine care you need to stay on top of plaque buildup and to keep it from affecting the future of your dental health.
If you are overdue for a dental exam, please contact our West Long Branch dental office to schedule an appointment to see Laura Branigan, DMD.