Posts for category: Oral Health
Dental checkups can sometimes get pushed to the bottom of your priority list, especially if you feel like you're doing a good job keeping up with brushing and flossing at home. But staying current at York Towne Dental in Yorkville, IL, is essential to maintaining the best dental health possible; ultimately, you should aim for a checkup every six months. Drs. Manpreet Singh and Paul Singh explains why in this post.
Six month stretch
It doesn't take long for plaque to start forming on the teeth; just a few hours. This sticky film starts hardening within 48 hours, and it only takes a week for plaque to become tartar, which cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, keeping tartar completely at bay is nearly impossible with even the most specialized at-home instruments. That's why checking in with your Yorkville dentist twice a year ensures that the tartar will be removed and your teeth and gums will stay healthy. Checkups at York Towne Dental also help our dentists spot any developing problems, such as gingivitis, cavities, or rarely oral cancer, before they become difficult and expensive to treat. Early intervention is key to good oral health!
Some of our Yorkville patients have extenuating circumstances that necessitate more than two visits a year to their dentist. If you've been diagnosed with gum disease, for example, your treatment plan may require more frequent visits to York Towne Dental. Health conditions like diabetes or immune deficiency may require some people to see their dentist more often because changes to their oral health may signify other systemic issues. If you fall under this category, talk to your doctor about your specific needs.
How long has it been since you've visited York Towne Dental in Yorkville, IL? If it's time to update your records, call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manpreet Singh or Dr. Paul Singh and get your dental health back on the right track!
What your dentists in Yorktown, Illinois want you to know about the importance of flossing.
Chances are you’ve seen the advertisements on television and heard the lectures about flossing. Are you wondering what is so important about flossing? The truth is flossing can help you keep your teeth and save your smile. Dr. Paul Singh and Dr. Manpreet Singh at York Towne Dental in Yorkville, IL want to share the facts about why it’s dangerous to ignore flossing.
When you brush your teeth, brushing cleans the visible surfaces of your teeth, but brushing can’t reach deep in between your teeth where plaque can hide. That’s where flossing can help because the floss cleans deep down between your teeth where decay and gum disease often starts.
The goal of brushing and flossing is to remove plaque as thoroughly as possible, as frequently as you can. That’s because plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria that produce toxins strong enough to cause disease to your teeth, supporting bone, and your gums, in the form of tooth decay, gum disease and if left untreated periodontal disease.
You should be flossing at least once each day, more often if you have periodontal disease. You can use a single piece of floss, or floss picks if you have arthritis or dexterity issues. Clean in between each tooth by wrapping the floss around the wide part of your tooth as you go down toward the gumline. The wrapping technique is important because it ensures you adhere to the tooth surface and clean thoroughly between your teeth and gums.
If you ignore flossing, you are risking your smile. How frequently you floss is directly related to preventing tooth decay, gum disease and bone loss in between your teeth. To find out more about flossing and other preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental topics call Drs. Manpreet and Paul Singh at York Towne Dental in Yorkville, IL today!