Making and keeping regular appointments at your Woodhaven dentist office is a necessary part of oral health. It’s also important 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; the leading cause of tooth decay and cavities.
Dental plaque is the underlying root cause of the development of many oral health problems that would require a visit to see your Woodhaven dentist office for treatment. Plaque is a substance that you want to eliminate from your teeth. This is because dental plaque is very harmful to your oral health. Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-filled film that continuously forms on and accumulates on your teeth. It begins to develop when food particles mix with the saliva inside your of your mouth. Therefore, to stop it from worsening, 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. The repetitive acid attacks cause your tooth enamel to break down and consequently this causes tooth decay and cavities to form. If it isn’t removed fast enough, it will irritate your gums. leading to gum disease and eventually; tooth loss. Over time, dental plaque accumulates in your mouth and will continue to accumulate unless it’s removed with teeth-brushing. If it’s not removed in fast enough, it will harden into tartar. This creates a worse oral health problem because tartar makes it is more difficult to clean your teeth. Tartar cannot be removed by you with regular teeth-brushing. The only way to do that is to see your hygienist at the dentist office for a professional teeth-cleaning. The good news is, this the professional teeth-cleaning will help you rid of plaque and help you to obtain and maintain great oral health.
We recommend that you see our expert dentist and hygienist every biannually. Contact our Woodhaven dentist office today and we’ll gladly set up your appointment for you.