Periodontal Dentist in Bowie, MD
Did you know that if plaque isn’t removed, it will transform into tartar within twenty-four hours? This tartar, in turn, can have an overwhelmingly negative impact on your oral health. Fortunately, we’re experienced in providing your teeth with the deep cleaning they need to maintain optimal oral hygiene.
Your teeth are supported by a number of structures that are both visible and invisible in your mouth. Your gums are the most obvious but beneath your gums, there are other, vital parts that hold your teeth to your jaw. When any of these structures is damaged, all kinds of problems can result, including the loss of your tooth.
If it isn’t regularly cleaned off, tartar can do incredible damage to these important structures. This is why it’s so important for your oral health to have regular dental check-ups. Though daily brushing and flossing can go a long way to keeping too much tartar from building up, the reality is that your mouth contains many hard to reach places where plaque will inevitably hide and turn into tartar.
Dr. Miles, an expert dentist with nearly twenty years of experience, is able to evaluate and treat your mouth for tartar buildup. He will check the pocket depths to ensure that they’re healthy, remove plaque that has built up both above and below the gum line, and will recommend that you have regular maintenance cleanings four times per year.
All of this will ensure that your teeth stay in the top shape for as long as possible.
During regular checkups, Dr. Miles will also usually include the following:
An examination of diagnostic x-rays to detect decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.
An examination of any existing restorations that you’ve had done such as fillings, crowns, etc.
An examination of any tooth decay that you may be experiencing.
An oral cancer screening, including examination of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, cheek, and gums.
Teeth polishing to help with stains and plaque that’s not otherwise removed during brushing.
Other oral hygiene recommendations.
Remember, regular checkups and good oral hygiene are the key to healthy gums and healthy teeth. And never forget, a healthy body begins with a healthy mouth.
If you’ve been searching for an experienced dentist in the Bowie, MD area who strives for excellence, then Dr. Miles with Miles of Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is the dentist for you.
Call 301-262-6696 today and take your first step toward genuine oral health.