If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, you will want to practice excellent oral hygiene and visit our dental practice for periodic dental exams and teeth cleanings. At Oxnard Dental, our local dentist Oxnard CA, either Dr. Shawn Rabizadeh or Dr. Claudia Posso, can provide you with excellent dental care to keep your gums and teeth healthy.
Gum disease develops when deep pockets form between the teeth and gums, and bacteria, food debris, dental plaque and tartar gather in these pockets and infection develops. To keep the deep pockets from developing in the first place, you will need to keep your mouth as clean as possible, free from dental plaque and tartar. Regular tooth brushing and flossing is effective in removing most dental plaque. In addition, regular dental cleanings at the office of our local dentist Oxnard CA, will remove any dental plaque that you cannot reach or any dental plaque that has gone just below the surface of the gum line. If this dental plaque is allowed to remain there, you will develop gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease. Should our dentist see that you have gingivitis, he or she will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months in to get your gums healthy again. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, it will harden and turn into tartar. The tartar will encourage the development of deep pockets between teeth gums and gum disease will form. If you are seen to have mild to moderate gum disease, our dentist will probably recommend that you have a scaling and root planing treatment in order to return your gums to good health. Symptoms that you may have gum disease may include red gums, gums that bleed easily, receding gums, or teeth that are becoming loose. Taking certain medications or certain medical conditions can also contribute to the development of gum disease.
If you would like to meet with our local dentist Oxnard CA for a dental exam or other dental treatment, contact us for an appointment.