It’s sticky and it’s invisible, but dental plaque certainly makes itself know. Here at Piskorski Dental, much of what we do when it comes to both preventive care and treatment for tooth decay and gum disease is based on the effects of dental plaque, and keeping you from experiencing the consequences of it.
Every morning when you get up, you can feel for yourself the evidence of dental plaque’s existence. It seems as if there is a film over your teeth, and there is. Morning breath is also traced back to dental plaque. And that’s why your first instinct is to brush your teeth. It’s also highly recommended that you brush your teeth before bedtime, and accompany it with vigorous flossing. This way, not only will you remove all or most of the dental plaque on your teeth and at the gum line, but also any stray food particles that are lodged between your teeth. In addition to your own efforts at home, you should schedule a twice-yearly visit to our Ord dentist office for a complete oral examination and teeth cleaning, during which the effects of dental plaque are addressed, and the hardened tartar that developed from any plaque that was not removed as part of your brushing and flossing is eliminated. And that’s a big deal, because if you don’t come to our Ord dentist office regularly, then dental plaque is likely to result in cavities, toothaches, and infections, necessitating root canal or a tooth extraction at some point. And your gums can become irritated, inflamed, and infected, with loss of gum and bone only a part of the story when it comes to complications.
It takes a complete strategy to keep dental plaque from causing you undue harm. Contact our Ord dentist office to arrange an appointment for your six month examination and cleaning.