Fight Plaque Buildup At Home And In-Office

By Kendra L. Patterson, DMD | Dental Clinic

Sep 06

Have you ever wondered exactly what causes that fuzzy feeling on your teeth when you first wake up in the morning? It’s actually a nasty film of microorganisms called plaque. Plaque forms when leftover food particles mix with the saliva in your mouth and produce the bacteria that leads to tooth decay. That’s why it’s so important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss after meals to reduce the buildup of harmful plaque. That being said, only a professional dental cleaning can do a thorough enough job to guarantee results. When plaque is professionally removed it is less likely to reproduce on the surface of freshly cleaned teeth.

If plaque is allowed to build up it will eventually spread to below the gum line and you will be in danger of serious gum disease which means that your bone structure will be affected and you may begin to lose teeth. Regular professional checkups along with cleanings are the best preventive.

A dental cleaning can remove the unsightly yellowing that comes from tobacco use or the stains on your teeth from the foods and drinks that you have put into your mouth. You will walk out of the dentist’s office with a bright smile, a fresh breath, and a spring in your step.

Kendra Patterson, DMD can provide the perfect dental home for your family. Services are appropriate to the issues of all age groups. Call today @ 303-722-9504.

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