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Preventive care in Woodhaven

Woodhaven dentist

Woodhaven dentist

Preventive care includes daily brushing and flossing at home, along with two trips to usĀ Woodhaven dentist at Liberty Dental each year for a complete examination and teeth cleaning. Keeping you from suffering the worst consequences of tooth decay and gum disease takes less effort than most people think. And avoiding cavities and periodontal problems is a much better strategy than having to treat them once they have already occurred.

Tooth decay and gum disease are the result of dental plaque, the filmy bacterial substance that grows on teeth and at the gum line. Sugar and starch are catalysts for plaque, so the less you consume, the better the odds are for maintaining optimal oral wellness. You should brush your teeth upon waking each day, and then again at night before you go to sleep. Bedtime is also the most suitable opportunity to floss between your teeth. The goal is to remove most of the plaque you have. Some may manage to avoid the reach of your oral hygiene, though. It will eventually turn to a hardened substance called tartar. The hazards to your teeth from it are the same as with plaque, but you need a teeth cleaning to eliminate it. You’ll get them when you visit our Woodhaven dentist for your six month checkups. In addition to eradicating tartar buildup and residual plaque, teeth cleanings reverse the signs of early stage gum disease, or gingivitis, and halt the progression to advanced gum disease. As part of your check up, our Woodhaven dentist will also detect and promptly fill any cavities detected, thereby preventing them from growing larger and putting you at increased risk for toothaches, infections, and even the loss of a tooth.

For outstanding preventive care, contact our office right now and arrange a visit to see our Woodhaven dentist.

88-22 Jamaica Avenue
Woodhaven, NY 11421
(718) 705-4544

Gum disease periodontal disease

How do you know you are suffering from gum disease
What are the leading cause of gum
disease?
How to treat gum disease?
Signs of gum disease. A) Bleeding gums
B) Swollen and red Gums
C)tooth mobility
D) pain on chewing
E)food getting stuck in between teeth
Dr Milan Gandhi has been practicing dentistry in south Richmond hill and Woodhaven Jamaica
location for past 25 years and gathered all this information from tearing and diagnosing the local
population which is predominantly West Indian , Indian. And Hispanic
causes of gum disease
1) lack of knowledge on proper brushing technique and flossing
2) crooked teeth leading to food impaction and difficulty in cleaning and flossing
3)missing teeth and not replacing on time leads to tooth movement over time and causing food
impaction
3) Medications Certain blood pressure and epilepsy medication cause swollen gums
4) Hormonal changes such as pregnancy and puberty in females predisposes them to swollen
gums therefore oral hygiene has to be impeccable to avoid bleeding gums
Prevention
1) Daily flossing and brushing
2) Replace missing teeth asap
3) orthodontic treatment on time
4) removal of impacted wisdom teeth
Treatment
Recognizing and early treatment is the best solution
1) simple visit to dentist and getting cleaning with Cavitron 2 times a year will take care of most
condition
2) Scaling and root planing for more complex condition where pocket depths are deeper
3) periodontal surgery Gingevectomy bone grafting in more complex cases with pocket depth
over 6/7 mm
Arestin antibiotic treatment has shown to improve gum healing when used with any above
treatment
Hope this article will answer some of your questions for more answers email me
At milangandhidds@hotmail.com. Or you can teach me at following locations. Liberty dental.
127-06 liberty avenue Richmond hill ny 11419.
Toothfairy Dental
88/22 Jamaica avenue
Woodhaven ny 11421