If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, you will want to come into our dental office for periodic teeth cleanings and regular dental checkups. At our dental office, John L Benecchi, DMD, our Malden best dentist will be able to provide you with the very best dental care. Our cosmetic and family dentists are Dr. John L. Benecchi and Dr. Jeffrey L. Benecchi.
Generally, it is recommended that patients come in to our dental practice every six months for a dental checkup and a teeth cleaning. Our Malden best dentist will let you know what the best time frame is for you, based on your current dental situation and overall medical health. There are certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, which may make it better for you to have regular checkups and cleanings on a more frequent basis. When you have a dental checkup, our dentist will assess not only the health of your teeth, but also the health of your mouth, gums, and jaw. If our dentist finds that your gums have developed gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, he may recommend that you begin to get several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to help your gums return to good health. During the teeth cleaning, all plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth. Plaque contains cavity-causing acids which mix with the saliva and carbohydrates in your mouth and which eat through your tooth enamel. Plaque will also turn into tartar, which is a hard, mineralized substance which can only be removed with professional dental cleanings. If tartar remains on your teeth, it will encourage the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums, and you will develop gum disease. Many dental problems can be avoided with regular teeth cleanings and dental checkups.
For an appointment to see our Malden best dentist for a dental checkup, contact us today.