Plaque vs. Tartar?
•You may think that your daily habit of brushing and flossing is enough to keep your teeth healthy, but a professional cleaning by one of our expert dental hygienists to scrape away tartar and remove plaque from below the gum line.
•Plaque forms constantly on your teeth and is a sticky film that can harden and become tartar (which is also called calculus), a much harder substance if it’s not cleaned away. Plaque is soft and can be removed from the surface of your teeth by brushing and flossing. If tartar isn’t removed, it can lead to gum disease.
•Gum disease can lead to tooth loss or even bone loss. Special tools and skills are necessary to remove the of tartar as well as plaque from below the gum line.
•Almost half of American adults over 30 have chronic gum disease and are in danger of experiencing permanent damage.
Regular dental cleanings can keep you from developing gum disease.