Did you know how important it is to come in for a proper cleaning every year? At the offices of Laurence K. Levy, we recommend all our patients to schedule their annual appointments each year and have a full dental workup and teeth cleaning to ensure their teeth and gums stay healthy for years to come. Many problems can arise from dental complications, such as gum disease. 06457 gum disease can lead to missing teeth if not treated properly.
Regular brushing and flossing is needed, but does not get as far into the crevices of the teeth where food and bacteria hide. Plaque and tartar begin to form on the teeth, leading to damage and tooth decay, which can cause cavities and gum disease. Cavities can lead to tooth loss as well. It’s especially important to ensure your teeth stay intact so that later expensive dental procedures are not needed, such as implants, bridges or dentures. Patients should have a dental cleaning each year because our dentist can get deep into the pockets between the teeth and gums to help prevent 06457 gum disease.
For those with gingivitis or periodontitis, a deeper cleaning may be employed that can reach into the pockets of the gum. This is called a periodontal scaling and root planing. Along with annual cleanings, regular oral care, brushing and flossing can help keep teeth clean and healthy. Call today for more information. We’re here to help. Dr. Levy maintains fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of the Middlesex County Dental Society along with other prestigious associations. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Connecticut State Dental Association as well. His commitment to patient satisfaction and quality is what makes his office stand out among others and is what keeps his patient coming back and in good dental health for many years to come.