Everyone wants strong and healthy teeth. There is a lot you can do at home and in your daily life to make that a reality. And McGregor Dental at McGregor Point is prepared to play our role as well. Yes, a strategy that includes sensible eating, proper brushing, and thorough flossing is essential to your ongoing dental health, but the importance of twice yearly dental exams and cleanings cannot be overstated. No matter how attentive you are in your personal hygiene and dietary considerations, tooth decay is always a possibility. Catching it early and eliminating the things that cause it complete the story of your highest level of dental health. That is what our Fort Myers Beach family dentist, Dr. William J. Shorack is dedicated to doing for you.
A full dental exam includes both a physical checking of your teeth and gums as well as taking x-rays, which give Dr. Shorack a view inside your teeth that is not possibly with the naked eye. If you are feeling any pain or discomfort, make sure you tell our Fort Myers Beach family dentist. He will be looking for any signs of problems so that they can be addressed. If it turns out that you have a cavity, a small filling will keep further decay from damaging your tooth. If a cavity is not filled promptly, it will typically grow bigger as the underlying tooth decay continues its assault. Left untreated, you will be left with either a deep cavity that makes you more prone to root canal problems, a root canal infection, or possibly even a tooth that cannot be salvaged and must be extracted. All of that can be avoided with regular dental exams.
Some plaque, tartar, food particles, and bacteria can remain on and between your teeth even if you brush and floss thoroughly. Those dental enemies can then only be reached and removed with a professional dental cleaning. Once your teeth have been cleaned, you will be much more likely to maintain a mouth free of tooth decay. Dental cleanings with our Fort Myers Beach family dentist also help to prevent gum disease as the same plaque and other oral germs can get between your teeth and gums.