Dental Hygiene and Periodic Examination
PREVENTING DENTAL DISEASE
Although there are many dental diseases, decay and gum infection are the most common. Dental plaque is a thin film that adheres to the teeth, and harbors the bacteria that initiate both of these disease processes. If the plaque is removed with proper brushing, flossing and dental scaling procedures, then decay and periodontal disease can be controlled. Each individual differs in their susceptibility to dental disease, and its presence depends on many factors. Evaluation by your dentist is necessary in order to establish a proper recall frequency for cleaning and scaling, and also to make sure that one maintains oral health with proper brushing and flossing techniques.