Keeping your regular appointments at your Clinton dentist office is a necessary part of oral health. It’s also essential to consistently practice a good oral hygiene regimen which includes brushing your teeth, tongue and the inside of your mouth and flossing twice a day, A good oral hygiene regimen plays an important role in getting rid of dental plaque; which is the leading cause of tooth decay and cavities.
Dental plaque is the underlying reason for many oral health problems that would require a visit to see your dentist at our Clinton dentist office for treatment. Dental plaque is a substance that you want to rid of from your teeth. This is because plaque is very harmful to your dental health. Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-filled film that continuously forms on and accumulates on your teeth. It starts to develop when food particles mix with the saliva inside your of your mouth. Therefore, to stop it from progressing, it is very important to brush your teeth thoroughly after eating. Plaque leads to cavities when the acids from it attack your teeth after eating. This causes your tooth enamel to break down and consequently this causes tooth decay and cavities to form. If it isn’t eliminated quickly enough, it will irritate your gums. leading to gum disease and eventually; tooth loss. Plaque accumulates in your mouth and will continue to accumulate unless it’s removed with teeth-brushing. If it’s not removed right away, it will harden into tartar. This creates a worse oral health problem because tartar makes it is more difficult to clean your teeth. Tartar can’t be removed with regular teeth-brushing. The only way to do this is to get a professional teeth-cleaning. The professional teeth-cleaning will help you rid of plaque and maintain great oral health.
We recommend that you see our expert dentist and hygienist at Trecartin Family Dentistry every year. Contact our Clinton dentist office today and we’ll gladly set up your appointment for you.