One of the key steps of optimum oral health care includes keeping your mouth clear of any debris. Not only can food debris buildup in your mouth, but thin layers of bacteria known as plaque can settle on your teeth and gums. If plaque hardens and turns into tartar, it can be extremely difficult to remove without the assistance of a dentist. Furthermore, plaque buildup can increase your risk for numerous types of oral health conditions.
Plaque is a sticky film that usually covers your teeth or hides in hidden recesses in your mouth. Only by brushing and flossing daily, and continually implementing effective oral hygiene techniques, can you ensure your smile will be safe against plaque. Additional treatment methods include bi-annual professional cleanings at the dentist office.
Plaque buildup is often considered one of the leading causes of cavities. This is due to the fact that plaque can convert sugars in your mouth into harmful acids that can eat through your tooth enamel. By eliminating plaque, you can also lower the existence of harmful acids in your mouth. Plaque is also responsible for severely debilitating diseases such as and gingivitis, which eventually will develop into gum disease.
Come in and see for yourself the magic of plaque and tartar removal. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sterling Whitworth and our team at our dentist office in Covington, Georgia, call Covington Dental Partners at 770-450-6551 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. We can get you on the path to smiles for miles!