Ever since we were small children the phrase, “Brush your teeth!” has been drilled into us. We all know that it is important to brush our teeth after eating and before going to bed but the question that is often not exactly clear is “Why?” The answer is dental plaque. According to our doctor in our North Attleboro dentist office of All Dental dental plaque is a sticky substance, a colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. If allowed to stay in place plaque turns into tartar, which is calcified or hardened plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth and below the gum line.
Once plaque hardens into tartar it is very hard to remove by brushing alone and needs a cleaning from our North Attleboro dentist office to remove it. Since plaque and tartar are formed from bacteria left by food these deposits become breeding grounds for bacterial colonies. Bacteria from the plaque colonies forms acids, which can begin to decay the teeth forming cavities, get into roots causing infections, pain or infect the gum causing periodontal disease. All these conditions can result in tooth loss, infections in other parts of the body and even bone loss in the jaw.
While our North Attleboro dentist office can restore teeth that have been infected by cavities and perform endodontic treatments on infected teeth roots as well as various periodontal treatments or surgeries on those patients with gum disease prevention is a much more effective route to take when it comes to plaque accumulation. The goal is to remove any plaque from the teeth and gums as soon as it is deposited. Here is where the old admonition to bush your teeth comes in – brushing is the most effective way to remove food debris and bacteria before plaque takes hold. Flossing and using dental rinses are also very important parts of daily tooth maintenance. Our doctor recommends regular checkups to monitor the condition of the teeth as well as twice-yearly cleanings to remove accumulated plaque and tartar. Please fight plaque by calling our office for an appointment.
Dentist in North Attleboro
Choosing a dental practice for yourself and your family is a very personal decision based on many factors, both objective such as training, experience, and services offered and those factors that are more subjective like chairside manner, confidence and personal attention. At All Dental our entire staff works very hard to earn your loyalty by providing quality dentistry in a friendly and caring way. Our dentist in North Attleboro treats the patient like their friends, offering the latest dental services for the entire family in our state-of-the-art equipped office.
Our dentist in North Attleboro is a traditional general practice, which means that we are the first, and in most cases, the only practice to visit to take care of all your family’s dental health needs. Our practice’s services extend to all aspects of general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Even though our practice performs traditional dental services we are an extremely innovative oral care organization that offers the highest quality dental care using the latest technology. For instance, for patients wishing to correct crooked teeth and a malocclusion we offer three innovative orthodontic systems, Invisalign, Clear Correct and Six Month Smiles that straighten teeth without the use of traditional braces. We also use digital impression instead of the old fashioned gooey resin when developing dentures, crowns or other dental restorations. Laser dentistry allows our doctors to perform many procedures quicker and with much less pain, often cutting down or eliminating the need for sedation. Our practice also specializes in pediatric dentistry. We use dental implants to anchor dentures securely with the All On 4 method and offer an innovative way to whiten teeth using the KOR whitening system.
Our dentist in North Attleboro can help those suffering from sleep apnea with diagnosing the problems and fabricating special dental appliances to correct it. Our doctor also successfully treats TMJ. We want your skin to look as beautiful as your smile so we offer Botox treatment and dermal fillers such as Restylane. Our practice respects your concerns, time and budget and will work with you to tailor a plan that best works for your needs. Please get to know our practice by making an appointment with our office and see what we can do for your family.
90 Orne Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760