If you want to have healthy teeth and gums, you need to be concerned about dental plaque and the effects it can have on your oral wellness. Here at Attentive Dental Care, we’re always dedicated to the strategies that prevent the consequences of dental plaque.
There are two forms that dental plaque has. When it initially forms on your teeth and at the gum line, it’s film-like and sticky. You can’t see it, and you can’t feel it. You can, however, sense its presence when you awaken from a night’s sleep. That unpleasant coating you feel on your teeth first thing in the morning is clear evidence of dental plaque. Tartar is the hardened and crusty type of plaque. It results from filmy plaque that is not removed in a timely manner with your oral hygiene at home. Our Morris Plains dentist office recommends brushing your teeth first thing each morning and last thing each night, along with a through flossing at bedtime. It’s also advisable to brush your teeth after meals, but at least be sure to start and end your day with it. Tartar requires a professional teeth cleaning to eradicate it. One every six months at our Morris Plains dentist office will keep tartar buildup under control and make future cavities less likely. Since it is also responsible for gum disease, teeth cleanings are all the more crucial. Early stage gum disease, gingivitis, is reversed through teeth cleanings. Left unchecked, dental plaque, in both forms, can cause large cavities, tooth infections, gum infections, loss of gum and bone tissue, and loss of teeth. That’s a lot to risk, but with the right strategy, you don’t have to.
Contact our Morris Plains dentist office to schedule an oral examination and teeth cleaning. Keep dental plaque from having a negative impact on your dental and periodontal well-being.