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It’s important to be concerned about any buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth, and we highly encourage you to beware of these harmful substances. They are often the cause of a variety of unwanted oral health problems that can plague and weaken your smile. We encourage you to practice effective dental care to prevent plaque and tartar from affecting your smile and oral health.

Plaque is a fuzzy bacterial layer that coats the surface of your teeth and gums when you don’t adequately practice proper oral hygiene, and can lead to the development of many oral complications, including cavities, gum disease and even tartar buildup. Fortunately, it’s very easy to remove and prevent plaque buildup in your smile by practicing routine dental habits like brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day. Furthermore, it’s very important to visit the dentist twice a year in order to receive routine dental checkups to monitor your health and keep it on the right path.

If plaque remains on the teeth long enough to transform into a harder substance called tartar, it can no longer be removed by brushing and flossing or any other simple oral care routine. The only way to clean away tartar is to receive professional dental treatment from the dentist and team. It is important to remove any tartar before it is able to cause problems such as gum disease and the erosion of tooth enamel, causing you to experience tooth loss.

You can learn more about plaque and tartar treatment in Middle River, Maryland, by contacting our office at 410-687-1162 today for an oral exam with Dr, Cindy Wassif.