Where can I find a Fair Lawn dental office?
Your gums play the important role of supporting and protecting your teeth. Your overall oral health depends on keeping your gums healthy and preventing periodontal disease. Gum disease is a prevalent condition, affecting half the US population, and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. At Smiles of Fair Lawn, your Fair Lawn dental office, we use the most advanced methods to prevent, detect and treat gum disease, keeping your mouth healthy throughout your life.
Gum disease occurs when plaque accumulates below the gum line and causes the supporting tissues of the teeth to become infected and inflamed. Plaque is a sticky film that continuously accumulates in the mouth, harboring bacteria that feed on sugar. To combat plaque and prevent gum disease, your Fair Lawn dental office recommends an oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing, as well as visiting your dentist for biannual checkups. During a checkup, your dentist removes plaque and tartar, especially important for those places between teeth and in crevices that are difficult to reach by brushing and flossing. Your dentist will also perform a comprehensive examination to detect gum disease in its earliest stages. The initial phase of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis, and may be painless and symptomless at first. Treating advancing cases stage of gum disease may involve a periodontal cleaning, referred to as scaling, which removes plaque that has gathered below the gum line. Root planing also helps treat gingivitis by smoothing rough spots in the roots of the teeth which may be responsible for trapping plaque and debris. Receiving the highest quality preventive care and periodontal treatment stops gum disease before it progresses to more serious, advanced stages.
As your state-of-the-art Fair Lawn dental office, our goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. The compassionate, experienced dentists and staff at Smiles of Fair Lawn will keep you comfortable, relaxed and fully informed whenever you come in to visit us. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.