Preventing Gum Disease At Dr. Steven W. Haywood

Categories: Oral Hygiene

Preventing Gum Disease at Dr. Steven W. Haywood Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

At Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Baltimore dental patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.

To schedule a deep cleaning, call 410-453-9399. We are located at 108 W Timonium Rd., Ste 200 in Timonium. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create beautiful smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the North Phoenix, Lupton Farm, and Jarrettsville areas. See our website for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.


Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood: 410-453-9399

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108 W Timonium Rd Ste 200
Timonium, Maryland