One of the most important things you can do to make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy is to practice excellent oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing at home will help to remove dental plaque from your teeth. At Faith Family Dental, our expert dentist near Springdale AR, Dr. Ami Agbabli, will be able to provide you with regular dental exams to make sure that your teeth and gums are remaining healthy; at the same visit, you may want to get a dental cleaning to make sure that all dental plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth.
Dental plaque is a clear, colorless film that is extremely sticky. It is continuously made in your mouth, and there is no way to stop this from occurring. This is why it is so important that you regularly brush and floss your teeth after eating and at other times during the day. This will remove dental plaque before it hardens and turns into tartar. Dental plaque contains cavity-causing acids which will attempt to eat through your tooth enamel and cause cavities. Having a fluoride treatment at our dental practice will help teeth to have stronger tooth enamel so that this is much less likely to occur. When plaque stays on teeth for even a short amount of time it will harden and turn into tartar. No amount of tooth brushing will ever be able to remove it. However, tartar can be easily removed during a dental cleaning. When tartar stays on teeth it encourages the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. When this happens, tartar, plaque, food debris and bacteria will all gather in these pockets and you will have a serious case of gum disease. For all these reasons, you will want to make sure that you follow effective oral hygiene practices at home, and visit our dental practice for teeth cleanings. Our dentist near Springdale AR will assess your dental health and gum health at your dental exams.
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