Dental plaque causes tooth decay and gum disease, along with the consequences of both. At Easton Smiles, we’re committed to preventing harm from dental plaque, as well as treating any issues that may develop as a result of it.
When you wake up each morning, you feel what seems like a film over your teeth. It’s presence is noticeable and is associated with the scourge of morning breath. What you’re feeling is dental plaque on your teeth, the time of the day when it is most obvious. However, it does not simply disappear after you brush your teeth. Any sugars and starches in your diet lead to formation of more dental plaque, which is why in addition to brushing in the morning and again before bed, our Stoughton dentist office suggests that you brush your teeth after meals, as well. Flossing between your teeth should be done once per day, ideally just before you go to sleep. Tartar is a hardened form of dental plaque, and it develops from any of the film-like version that is not removed through your oral hygiene efforts, such as what can hide in gum pockets, for example. Tartar has the same negative effects on your teeth and gums that plaque does, but cannot be eliminated through home brushing and flossing. Our Stoughton dentist office performs teeth cleanings, which succeed in eradicating the buildup of tartar, which makes new cavities less likely. Furthermore, gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, is reversible with our teeth cleanings.
Combined with early detection and treatment of existing cavities by filling them promptly, our Stoughton dentist office is able to keep your overall oral health at the highest possible level, and make pain, other symptoms, and more complicated care infrequent occurrences. So please reach out to us to schedule your next visit.