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Many people are wary of the negative short-term impact posed by untreated cavities. Yet there are some people who ignore the long-term oral health threat posed by the untreated periodontal disease.

If residual sugar, food particles, and plaque buildup aren’t removed from your mouth on a regular basis, they can increase the plaque acids in your mouth while also hardening into dangerous tartar. This can easily increase your chances of suffering from cavities on multiple teeth, as well as chronic periodontal disease.

Brushing your teeth twice each day is an effective way to help remove bacterial deposits. Using a fluoridated toothpaste also helps keep your tooth enamel strong. Ideally, you want to brush each tooth individually in a small circular motion. It should take you around three minutes to fully brush both sets of your teeth.

You should also floss your teeth and gumline at least once each day. Be sure to thoroughly floss along the gumline as well as behind each of your back molars. This will help to remove residual food material and plaque before they can harden into tartar.

Having Dr. Sunny Pannu administer a routine dental checkup twice each year is also important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This simple appointment will remove any signs of hardened tartar from your teeth, while also monitoring the health of your teeth, gums, and other important oral tissues.

If you live in the Vestal, New York, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 607-777-1340 to schedule a dental exam and cleaning at New York Dental Group