Since plaque is a sticky building of bacteria, removing tartar takes away what can be a destructive force to your enamel. If plaque is left untreated it can cause bad breath, cavities, or even tooth loss. Most routine dental cleanings can remove tartar and prevent a myriad of issues that can snowball into more extensive dental work. If you think you have a buildup of plaque, call and schedule an exam and cleaning with Park Hill Dental.
Plaque leads to tartar buildup. You may hear Dr. Andrew Gomes also refer to tartar as calculus and this type of dental issue is extremely common. Tartar is made of plaque that hardens in the areas near where your teeth meet your gums. It can be colorless or slightly yellow but can also be stained from food and drink like tea or coffee. If left untreated tartar can buildup, thicken, and spread. On top of bad breath, the bacteria present a tarter produced acidic waste that break down the tooth enamel can cause of cavities and gingivitis. As part of Dr. Andrew Gomes’ commitment to providing true contemporary dentistry for all, Andrew uses the latest tools and technology to comfortably and quickly. Don’t let plaque or tartar build up, make an appointment with Park Hill Dental today.
Brushing and Flossing
Dr. Andrew Gomes recommends brushing twice a day and daily flossing as the best method of preventive dentistry. Flossing is an effective method of preventing plaque and tartar buildup, but it may not be able to remove everything. The best way you can participate in your own preventive dentistry is to have regular dental exams and dental cleanings on top of your daily dental care regimen.