Have you decided that you want to start taking great care of your teeth, and have a beautiful smile? Are you looking for a dentist who can provide you with great teeth cleanings to help improve the health of your gums? If so, you will enjoy visiting our expert Pelham Bay dentist at Pelham Bay Dental Associates.
Dr. Joseph Landisi is a founding partner of our practice, Pelham Bay Dental Associates. At our practice we are dedicated to providing the finest dental care to members of the Pelham Bay community and the surrounding areas. Our practice not only provides teeth cleanings, and comprehensive dental exams – our dentists specialize in preventive, restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Our Pelham Bay dentist always stresses the importance of teeth cleanings for our patients in order to keep patients’ gums healthy. Healthy gums are very important because if a person develops gum disease they become at risk for losing their teeth. If gum disease is allowed to progress the jawbone can become infected and weakened. When this happens teeth begin to loosen and fall out. The good news is that gum disease can almost always be prevented, and if it does develop there are many treatments that can be done to help restore the health of gums.
If our Pelham Bay dentist sees that his patient is in the initial stages of gum disease, he is likely to recommend that he or she has several professional teeth cleanings, several months apart. Often this alone is enough to turn around the initial stages of gum disease and allow the patient to once again have healthy gums. Tartar and bacteria is the cause of gum disease. When you brush at home, any plaque that remains on the teeth will quickly harden into tartar. Once tartar forms on your teeth it can never be removed by ordinary brushing – it is simply too hard. During a professional teeth cleaning, dentists and dental hygienists will use professional teeth cleaning tools that are able to remove this hardened tartar, and prevent any potential gum problems. When tartar is allowed to remain on teeth it eventually works its way between the teeth and gums and deep pockets begin to form. This is the beginning of gum disease — but with proper dental treatment it can be nipped in the bud. If you would like an appointment to see one of our fine dentists, contact us today at Pelham Bay Dental Associates.