Dental Plaque and Its Impact on Your Oral Health

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Toothpastes, dental floss and mouthwash that are of a high-quality can combat plaque buildup on your teeth. The dangers of dental plaque can deeply impact the health of your smile if not addressed in time. Our team can provide professional information on dental plaque and its resulting dental issues to help you keep your smile in good health.

Each time you eat food or drink food, even if it’s healthy, it contributes to a filmy substance that develops on the tooth surface. The substance is called dental plaque, and it breeds bacteria that your teeth find to be harmful. Unless you thoroughly brush your teeth every day, dental plaque remains on the teeth and continues to affect your smile.

Plaque itself may seem not seem too harmful, but it will develop into a more harmful substance called tartar if it doesn’t get cleared away. At this point, only a professional dental cleaning can treat tartar before it results in a dangerous dental condition such as tooth decay, gingivitis or advanced gum disease.

If you are concerned about treating dental plaque in Mesa, Arizona, please contact Mesa Dental Care at 480-730-0500 today to schedule a dental checkup with our dentist, Dr. Ali Nia, and dental team.