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Plaque buildup remains one of the biggest risks and dental hazards to your smile. Plaque consists of a thin layer of debris and bacteria that lays on top of your teeth. To avoid the risk of plaque buildup, it is important to establish various treatment plans on a daily basis including brushing and flossing your teeth and gums.

Due to the fact that plaque buildup is often associated with debris in your mouth from foods that you have eaten, you might want to evaluate your diet and make the necessary changes to eliminate harmful products that can potentially damage your teeth and gums. Plaque buildup is known to convert substances such as sugars and starches into harmful acids that will lead to dental erosion and cavities. Because of the dangers associated with harmful acids in your diet, eliminate them as required.

If plaque buildup is not removed in time, it can turn into what is known as tartar. When tartar hardens in your mouth, it can only be removed by your dentist. Not only can it greatly increase your risk for cavities, but it can also lead to gum disease. If you have any tartar buildup in your mouth, you will need to visit your dentist for a professional cleaning and tartar removal.

To upgrade your smile with plaque buildup prevention and treatments, you are welcome to schedule a visit to our dentist in Owasso, Oklahoma. If you would like our team at Renaissance Dental to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please call our dental office at 918-272-0707. Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS is here for your oral health!