If you haven’t been brushing and flossing regularly, you should start right now and prevent the need to get unnecessary dental work done at the dental office in St. Augustine FL.
By taking care of your teeth you can rid of dental plaque which leads to oral health problems.
Dental plaque is a sticky substance that is made when leftover food particles and saliva mix in your mouth. Plaque develops if you don’t brush your teeth often enough or well enough. Plaque is a sticky film that contains bacteria and coats the teeth. If it’s not removed when it’s soft, it hardens and can be difficult to remove from your teeth. Plaque carried bacteria that can damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities. Dental plaque not only causes tooth decay and cavities but can lead to tooth loss. The treatment for plaque is regular and thorough oral hygiene regimen that includes teeth-brushing, tongue-brushing, and flossing. In order to get rid of the plaque on your teeth, you should brush your teeth with good toothpaste at least twice a day. You need to make sure that you brush your tongue well too because it supports growth of bacteria that leads to plaque buildup. Also, you need to floss regularly to clean your teeth and gums. The plaque that isn’t removed from tooth-brushing and flossing can eventually harden into tartar, which makes flossing and brushing more difficult to do. Also tartar cannot be removed through regular teeth-brushing. It requires special tools for its removal which are only found at the dental office in St. Augustine FL. You need to see your professional hygienist for a professional cleaning to remove it. It’s important to get rid of tartar because it leads to cavities and tooth decay. Also, as the tartar, plaque and bacteria accumulate the gums become red, swollen and sometimes can bleed when you brush your teeth; which is gingivitis or early gum disease.
Call our office to schedule your dental checkup and cleaning today. One of our associates at our professional dental office in St. Augustine FL will gladly assist you.