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?
Honestly, there are several benefits to brushing your teeth, but removing plaque is a very important one. You see, after you eat, food particles are left behind, which allow plaque to grow. Plaque, a slimy, sticky substance that sticks to your teeth, can eventually lead to tooth decay. Sadly, if plaque isn’t cleaned from your smile, it could harden 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. However, aside from practicing good hygiene, there are a few other things you can do. For instance, if you are interested in preventing plaque, please snack on healthy foods. We recommend carrots, celery, and apples. One benefit of these foods is that they promote saliva flow, which carries food particles away from your smile. Finally, you should visit our dentist, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS, 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 Renaissance Dental at 918-272-0707 soon. We’re excited to hear from you soon.