| Brushing and Flossing Are Important
Our mouths are full of bacteria, which along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque, but plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar.” Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.
We are dedicated to improving the health of your teeth as well as the tissues, bones, and gums that support them. To do so, we offer periodontal (gum) disease treatment and prevention. Periodontal (gum) disease is fairly common, and many adults have some for of the disease, which ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.
Our Austin family dental office provides non-surgical gum treatment to help treat and reverse gingivitis and periodontal disease. When left untreated, periodontal disease has been linked to many serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. To help avoid these risks, it is important to consistently attend your continuing care appointments with Dr. Cash. Together, we can keep your teeth and gums healthy.