The best way to keep your teeth cavity-free and gums healthy is to make sure that you remove dental plaque on a daily basis. It is also important to have regular dental cleanings to keep teeth plaque and tartar-free. At Ruth Rojas DMD, our dental office in Sarasota FL, we specialize in providing patients with a beautiful and healthy smile; our expert prosthodontist is Dr. Ruth Rojas.
Dental plaque can cause teeth to develop cavities, as well as cause gingivitis and gum disease. Dental plaque is a colorless and sticky film that continually forms in the mouth between the teeth, and on the surfaces of the teeth. It is made up of many different types of bacteria which will mix with your saliva and carbohydrates and turn into acids. These acids will eat through your tooth enamel and cause dental cavities. Dental plaque can easily be removed with tooth brushing and dental flossing, when performed on a daily basis. However, even with the best at-home dental cleaning regimen, some dental plaque will remain on teeth. When dental plaque remains on teeth it will irritate and inflame the gums, and you will develop gingivitis. Gingivitis is a common precursor to gum disease. If our dentist at our dental office in Sarasota FL sees that you have developed gingivitis, it will most likely be recommended that you have several regular dental cleanings in order to get your gums back to good health. When dental plaque remains on teeth it will harden and turn into tartar. If tartar is not removed on a regular basis it will encourage the development of deep pockets and you will develop gum disease. Gum disease is a very serious oral health condition that can cause damage to the gums and jawbone. It can even cause teeth to loosen and fall out. It is important that gum disease is treated as early as possible to prevent this from happening.
For an appointment to see our prosthodontist at our dental office in Sarasota FL, contact us today. Dr. Rojas graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2006. Following graduation, she completed a three-ye