Bacterial deposits and residual food material that isn’t cleared away from your mouth on a regular basis can significantly bolster the amount of plaque in your mouth. In time, this could harden into tartar which promotes gum disease, while also increasing the presence of plaque acids that contribute to worsening tooth decay problems.
Consistent oral hygiene practices play an important role in clearing away bacterial deposits from your teeth and gumline. This starts with brushing your teeth every morning and each night, as well as remembering to floss at least once each day.
If your routine dental exam with Dr. Tim Garofolo reveals early signs of tartar, gum disease, or cavities he can then help you understand the necessary improvements to your oral hygiene routine. With consistent practice, these problems could worsen leading to tooth loss and other oral health problems.
Dr. Tim Garofolo will also perform a basic screening for any early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer. If he has any concerns, Dr. Tim Garofolo will refer you to the appropriate specialist to confirm the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
If you are in the San Diego, California, area and you have oral health concerns you should call 858-257-3412 to schedule an appointment at the dental offices of San Diego Dentistry Studio.