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The Hidden Dangers of Plaque and Tartar: Prevention and Treatment

Emphasizing Oral Health

At Crown Dental Inglewood, located at 1295 S La Brea Ave #101, Inglewood, CA, Dr. Barooty and Dr. Bandary are committed to educating our patients about the risks associated with plaque and tartar. These substances can lead to serious dental and health issues if not properly managed. This blog aims to shed light on the dangers of plaque and tartar and provides effective strategies for their prevention and treatment.

Understanding Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that accumulates on teeth, consisting of bacteria, food particles, and saliva. If not removed regularly, plaque can harden into tartar, a calcified deposit that adheres to the enamel of your teeth and can lead to gum disease. This post will explore how plaque forms, the transformation into tartar, and the potential consequences for oral health if they are not addressed.

Preventive Measures

Maintaining oral hygiene is crucial in preventing plaque and tartar buildup. Drs. Barooty and Bandary recommend brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing regularly, and using an antiseptic mouthwash to minimize bacteria in the mouth. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings at Crown Dental Inglewood are vital, as these services help to remove tartar that cannot be eliminated at home.

Professional Treatment Options

For patients experiencing significant plaque and tartar buildup, Crown Dental Inglewood offers professional treatments such as scaling and root planing. These procedures, detailed on our website, are designed to thoroughly clean below the gumline, remove tartar, and treat gum disease, thereby restoring oral health.

Commit to Dental Wellness

Drs. Barooty and Bandary and the team at Crown Dental Inglewood encourage all patients to understand the importance of managing plaque and tartar. By adopting thorough dental hygiene practices and seeking regular professional care, you can prevent many of the issues associated with plaque and tartar.

To learn more or to schedule a cleaning, please contact Crown Dental Inglewood at (310) 672-0129. Visit us online at Crown Dental Inglewood for more information about our services and tips on maintaining optimal oral health.