The Importance of Hygiene Visits
A crucial reason to visit your dentist is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Plaque and tartar build up on teeth over time. Plaque is gooey, and regular brushing can normally eliminate the bulk of it. But leftover plaque solidifies into tartar, which is outside the scope of your standard toothbrush and floss. Tartar collects below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth, leading to the growth of bacteria that can produce gum disease. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. If you don’t remove plaque, you’re taking a serious risk with your continued well-being. Having your teeth cleaned regularly is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy!
Kevin Rykard, DDS
12448 St. Andrews Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73120