There is a progression from sugar and starch intake to the formation of dental plaque, to the onset of tooth decay and gum disease, and the formation of cavities. At Spring Family Dental, we make sure that the effects of dental plaque don’t cause undue harm to your oral well-being. Of course, we need your help. It begins with a commitment to come in for a twice-yearly oral examination and teeth cleaning.
Going back to the start, foods and drinks such as candy, cake, soda, ice cream, bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes, among many others are the fuel that causes dental plaque. The sticky, invisible film is usually not something you can feel, but you probably will when you wake up in the morning. It seems like there’s a coating on your teeth. In addition, dental plaque is the reason for morning breath. Our Eminence dentist office recommends a nutritious diet, with limited sugars and starches. In addition, you should brush your teeth first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and after meals, as well. Do a thorough flossing before bed to loosen plaque and food particles stuck between your teeth. Tartar, the harder and crusty form of dental plaque, develops from any plaque that evades the reach of your at-home oral hygiene. Removing it takes a visit to our Eminence dentist office, where you will have a professional teeth cleaning done. Regular elimination of tartar buildup is crucial to ongoing dental and periodontal health. Furthermore, a cleaning will reverse the effects that led to gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, which is yet another concern traceable to dental plaque (and tartar). It is also essential that any existing cavities are detected and treated so that you are less likely to suffer a toothache or an infected tooth.
Do something to stop dental plaque. Reach out to our Eminence dentist office today and schedule your next vision for an examination and cleaning.