Where can I find a Santa Ana dental office?
Living in your mouth right now is a continuous accumulation of sticky film, harboring bacteria that feeds on sugars and causing tooth decay. This mass of bacteria is known as plaque, and it is the cause of many common oral health conditions. At Bay Dental, your Santa Ana dental office, we use state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods to prevent the detrimental effects of plaque and to stop oral health conditions in their earliest stages, when treatment is easiest and most effective.
Your first line of defense against plaque begins at home, with a dedicated oral hygiene routine that consists of brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods. We also recommend visiting your Santa Ana dental office twice a year for a routine teeth cleaning. Plaque that has been neglected can calcify and turn to tartar, which requires professional intervention for removal. During a teeth cleaning, your dentist removes plaque and tartar that have accumulated in difficult to reach spots in your mouth. Keeping your mouth free of plaque is an ongoing effort, as it grows continuously, however, the benefits of oral hygiene are numerous. When plaque and tartar accumulate below the gum line, it can lead to gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss among the adult population. Plaque accumulation may also play a role in impacting not only your oral health, but your systemic health as well, as numerous studies have shown links between dental plaque and heart disease. During your biannual dental checkup, your dentist will examine your teeth to detect any oral health conditions that may be present. Your dentist will also advise you on the best techniques for taking care of your teeth at home.
At Bay Dental, your Santa Ana dental office, we provide comprehensive and engaging dental care, to help you achieve a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth. We believe that education is an important tool for preventing tooth decay and gum disease. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.