As you probably know, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth. Similarly, you know that you should visit your dentist every six months. But do you know why doing these things are so important?
You see, when you eat, food particles will stay on your smile. Bacteria can grow from these food particles, which allow plaque to form. You’ve probably heard of plaque, but did you know that it is really a filmy layer that covers your teeth? Sadly, if you don’t remove plaque, it could ultimately turn into tartar. This can be especially problematic because tartar can only be removed by a dentist. If plaque or tartar are left on your teeth, it could irritate your gums (leading to gum disease) or cause tooth decay.
Fortunately, plaque formations are fairly easy to prevent. For instance, you can prevent these problems by brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day and flossing daily. Similarly, when you snack, try healthy foods such as carrots, apples, or celery. Similarly, you should visit our dentist, Dr. Thomas E. Wold, once every six months for a routine cleaning and checkup. Our team will remove any tartar from your teeth and let you know about areas you could be missing when you clean your teeth.
If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 541.389.1301 soon. We’re excited to hear from you soon.