Pacific Dental Group
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With improper brushing, the bacteria in your mouth accumulate on your teeth. Over time, this layer of bacteria forms a white, sticky substance at the gum line called plaque. At Pacific Dental Group in Oakland we know that iff the plaque is not removed, gum disease results which can lead to problems including tooth loss.
Dr. Thomas Zavattero finds that many patients in the Oakland area think that missing teeth are not a problem if they can eat normally. However, missing teeth can greatly impact the rest of the mouth. Even with the loss of only one tooth, the support structure of the mouth is affected. Pressure and load forces during biting and chewing have to be redistributed to other teeth. Without the support of a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth start moving into the space that is left. These changes may harm your remaining teeth and lead to further tooth loss.
Please call Pacific Dental Group in Oakland, CA to make an appointment to see Thomas Zavattero, D.D.S. He can treat your dental problems and help prevent more in the future. Phone (855) 572-7282.
Brush Your Teeth Daily!
For good oral health, brush your teeth twice a day with a good fluoride toothpaste!
How Old Is Your Toothbrush?
Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
A Healthy Diet Makes a Healthy Smile!
For healthy teeth and gums, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Go easy on sugary treats!