Posts for tag: Dentist
By Johnson Family Dentistry
January 22, 2021
Category: Oral Care
Do You Need a General Dentist?
If you have ever found yourself desperately trying to find a dentist, chances are that it was because something had already gone wrong. Surprises are something you don't want to be associated with your dental health, and the best way to avoid them is to have a dentist you can visit for more than a last minute dental emergency. To learn more contact your local Portage, MI, professionals, Dr. David Johnson, and Dr. Jared Hector of Johnson Family Dentistry.
Don't Fight Plaque Alone
Checkups and cleanings are themselves an important reason to have a general dentist you can visit on a regular basis. Brushing and flossing alone help eliminate the plaque from your teeth, but even if you are very thorough you may still be leaving some plaque behind.
The plaque that lingers tends to harden into tartar, which you can't simply brush away on your own. It's important to be rid of it because the bacteria that reside within it feed on the sugary drinks we consume and create acids that wear away the enamel on our teeth and can also cause gum disease.
This is where your general dentist comes into play. Regular checkups and cleanings are your best ally in the fight against plaque.
A professional dental cleaning can remove the accumulated tartar from your teeth, and may even reverse gum disease during its early stages.
General Dentistry in Portage, MI
Besides the importance of helping you keep your teeth clean, during the checkup your dentist can examine your teeth to diagnose and treat dental problems before more invasive, and often more expensive, procedures are required. A cavity filled in today is a root canal that can be avoided tomorrow.
Prevention is an absolutely important part of good dental habits and of maintaining your smile, but you can also depend on your general dentist for a variety of other treatments, from bridgework to teeth whitening and veneers. To find out what else your Portage, MI, general dentist can do for you make an appointment today. Call Dr. Johnson and Dr. Hector Johnson of Family Dentistry by dialing (269) 381-7250.