When you woke up this morning, you undoubtedly felt an unpleasant coating on your teeth, just the same as every morning. You probably were careful to not breathe near anyone until you brushed your teeth. All of that is the best evidence there is as to the presence of dental plaque and what it does to your oral wellness. Here at the practice of Rayburn & Hilliard DDS, we can’t stop your breath from being less than stellar when you first open your eyes, but we can help you to avoid the more serious and long lasting consequences that it is responsible for.
At our Bellaire dentist office, you will get a complete oral examination and teeth cleaning done. This should be repeated every six months. Among the benefits you can expect are the early detection and treatment of cavities, the reversal of early stage gum disease, and the removal of tartar buildup. When dental plaque hardens, it becomes tartar. And no amount of brushing or flossing will remove it. However, it is true that brushing and flossing are the keys to your home oral hygiene. Our Bellaire dentist office recommends that you brush not only when you awaken, but also after meals and before you go to sleep. For that final session of the day, be sure to also floss thoroughly. Doing so will lead to as little tartar forming as possible, and better overall health for your teeth and gums. In addition, since dental plaque forms due to the presence of sugar and starch, it’s an excellent idea to reduce your intake of them.
With the help of our Bellaire dentist office, you can look forward to limiting the effects of dental plaque, which means fewer cavities and incidents of gum disease. Contact us now to set up an appointment.