Here at the office of Lindi Henell, DDS, your dentist in Sunnyvale emphasizes taking a preventive approach to dental care to significantly reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease and to help you maintain optimal oral health. Our state-of-the-art office provides an expansive range of the most advanced dental services designed to meet the oral healthcare needs of every member of your family.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film that continuously gathers in your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria. When plaque accumulates below the gum line, it can cause the soft tissues surrounding the teeth to become swollen and inflamed. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and may not present with any painful or overt symptoms. In fact, because gum disease is usually painless, you may not even know you have it! That’s why regular preventive care, including comprehensive exams and professional cleanings is so very important. Doing your part at home to keep your smile clean and healthy involves brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste as well as avoiding a diet high in sugar and sticky sweets (or brush right after you eat them). Although an effective regimen of homecare is essential to maintaining oral health, only a thorough dental cleaning by your dentist in Sunnyvale can remove plaque and tartar from the areas your toothbrush and floss has not reached.
At the office of Lindi Henell, DDS your dentist in Sunnyvale aims to keep your oral health in tip-top shape by preventing as well as halting the progression of harmful oral health conditions, including periodontal disease. Please contact our office if you need any additional information on the treatment of gum disease and the many other services that we provide, or to schedule an appointment for care.