3 Reasons To Protect Yourself Against Tartar Buildup

Our practice has opened and is once again helping patients take care of their smiles. While we are excited to help people in and around Celina, TX with their oral health needs, remember that there are measures you can take at home to effectively protect your teeth. With a good oral care routine in place, you can do important work to fight the buildup of tartar on your smile. Tartar deposits form when plaque buildup hardens in place. While this substance can be removed during a professional teeth cleaning, you will not be able to address it through brushing and flossing. Fortunately, thorough and consistent habits can effectively protect you by removing plaque deposits before tartar can form!

1. Tartar Can Resist Removal Through Brushing And Flossing

Unfortunately, your at-home care is not effective if you want to remove existing tartar buildup. Until your next checkup, this substance can remain in place, which means it can potentially hurt the quality of your smile while also raising your risk for dental problems. Individuals who effectively fight tartar are less likely to experience issues with their periodontal health, and they can have a lower risk for problems that require restorative dental work.

2. Tartar Can Put You At Risk For Gum Disease As Well As Tooth Decay

If you have tartar buildup at the base of your teeth, you can face a higher risk for gum disease. Bacteria that travel beneath your gums can start to create problems like periodontal swelling, gum line recession, or bleeding gums. These are symptoms of gingivitis, the first stage of an infection. If you do not act in time, the condition can worsen and lead to permanent tissue damage.

You can make sure your gums remain safe by taking care to brush and floss at the base of teeth. When you brush and floss, pay attention to the motions you use and make sure you are targeting the spaces where your teeth and gum tissues meet. People who rush through their routine often leave these areas poorly cleaned.

3. Visible Tartar Buildup Can Hurt The Quality Of Your Smile

If people can observe tartar buildup on your teeth, it can affect how they perceive you. This substance can make you feel less attractive, and it can give you an unhealthy look. With access to consistent preventive dental appointments, you can make sure any deposits that have formed are cleared away by your dentist so that they cannot impact your appearance.

Our Celina, TX Dentist’s Office Offers Important Oral Health Support For Families!

We have taken care to make our office a safe and comfortable space where patients can feel at ease undergoing dental treatment. As part of our commitment to helping Celina, TX families protect their teeth, we provide preventive services as well as work to address active issues. To find out more about how we can help you protect your smile, please call Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130.