You know that feeling you get on your teeth when you wake up each morning? It seems as if there is a coating. And there is. That is the most obvious evidence of dental plaque, which is otherwise invisible. At Dentistry on the Square, we The Villages dentist office make it a high priority to keep dental plaque from causing havoc when it comes to your teeth and gums.
Your instinct is to brush your teeth as soon as you get up, because you can feel and taste the bacterial film that dental plaque is, and the effect of morning breath is hard to deny. Your instinct is the right one. Brushing first thing each day and last thing each night, along with flossing between your teeth before bed, comprises a strong strategy for dealing with plaque. What causes it to begin with? The consumption of sugars and starches fuel its formation. And it is always working to erode your tooth enamel, which can lead to small holes (cavities) in your teeth. Our The Villages dentist office wants to remind you that the potential problems do not end there. Your gums can become red and irritated, inflamed, and even infected due to plaque. Unfortunately, any plaque that escapes your oral hygiene will harden into tartar. And to remove it, you need a professional teeth cleaning, which is what you get when you come in every six months to our The Villages dentist office for an examination. Not only will your tartar buildup be removed, but if there are any indications of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, a teeth cleaning will reverse them and thereby keep you from suffering the impact of the advanced stage, periodontitis.
Contact our The Villages dentist office today and let us schedule you for a convenient appointment to come in for a complete examination and teeth cleaning to keep dental plaque from having the upper hand.