Why Plaque And Tartar Need To Be Removed

You hear the words plaque and tartar all the time, but ever wonder what they mean? It’s important to know to maintain your oral health, because problems in your mouth may manifest themselves in other areas throughout your body.

Knowing what plaque and tartar are, and then keeping plaque and tartar in check are the first steps to protecting your teeth and give you the best overall systemic health.

What is the difference between Plaque and Tartar?

What is plaque? As this short video explains, it’s caused by harmful bacteria that live in your mouth. Plaque is a biofilm that can eventually harden and go on to become tartar. Both can irritate your gums, leading to gum disease. And gum disease bring havoc to your mouth.

Your best bet to combating plaque and tartar build up is to maintain your cleanings. Call our Allentown, PA dental office today at (610) 838-0131 and schedule a dental cleaning and exam. Our team can remove plaque and tartar to protect both your teeth and gums. Plus, our Allentown dentists can make sure you don’t have any signs of gum disease — and offer gum disease treatment if you do.

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