Having a good dentist is essential for good oral health. Your local Dentist Milwaukee WI is the person you can turn to for preventive treatments or to correct any problems you may have with your teeth and/or gums. He or she will explain what you must do to get the smile you always wanted. Some of the treatments dentists perform most frequently are:
- Deep dental cleaning. It is advisable to have your teeth cleaned at least once per year, but twice is optimal. This will help remove plaque and tartar.
- Elimination of caries.
- Application of resins or amalgams.
- Extraction of teeth. Removal of teeth or molars, including wisdom teeth.
- Orthodontics. Correction of alignment of the teeth.
- Endodontics. Removing the pulp of the tooth without removing the tooth completely.
One of the biggest problems, as previously stated above, is plaque. From the moment of birth, many different microorganisms start appearing in the mouth and present themselves throughout life. Moreover, the proteins in the saliva form an invisible layer to which different species of bacteria are deposited. The result is what is known as plaque.
Bacteria are linked together by complex mechanisms consisting of protein components and carbohydrates, in particular sugars from food. These, in addition to binding bacteria to each other, serve to feed. Plaque is attached to teeth and it is necessary to brush all surfaces of your teeth in order to remove it. Sometimes, however, plaque can build up so much that professional dental cleaning by a Dentist Milwaukee WI is the only answer.
Lack of oral hygiene causes plaque, which is initially invisible. It then slowly thickens and calcifies when it comes into contact with the calcium salts in food and saliva. This form of plaque turns into dental tartar, also called calculus. Bacteria that forms plaque come from different species, but it is important to know what the predominant activity is and what different results will be.
- Caries: This is when predominant bacteria metabolize sugars to produce acids (lactic acid) and then discharge onto the surface of the teeth, starting the process of decay.
- Periodontal Disease: Dominant bacteria metabolize sugars to produce basic substances, causing swelling and subsequent destruction of the periodontium.
- Safe plate: There are very few bacteria, so plaque is not able to attack or injure the teeth and periodontium.
For more information on these issues, and other dental problems, schedule a consultation with Frank R. Galka D.D.S today.