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The Hidden Dangers of Plaque and Tartar: Prevention and Treatment

Comprehensive Oral Health at Sacramento Dentistry Group

At Sacramento Dentistry Group, located at 1105 E St, Sacramento, CA, Dr. Castro and Dr. Karavan are committed to raising awareness about the dangers of plaque and tartar. These common but harmful substances can lead to severe dental problems if not managed appropriately. This detailed post explores effective prevention and treatment strategies to maintain your oral health.

Understanding Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria that feed on the sugars in your food, producing acids that can damage tooth enamel. If plaque is not removed regularly, it can harden into tartar, a calcified deposit that attaches to the enamel and can cause gum disease. This section explains the formation process of plaque and tartar and discusses their implications for oral health.

Preventive Measures

Preventing plaque and tartar buildup is crucial for maintaining oral health. Drs. Castro and Karavan recommend consistent oral hygiene practices, including brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash to help control plaque bacteria. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings at Sacramento Dentistry Group are essential, as professional care is necessary to remove tartar that cannot be eliminated by brushing and flossing alone.

Professional Treatment Options

For patients with significant plaque and tartar accumulation that has led to periodontal disease, Sacramento Dentistry Group offers specialized treatments such as scaling and root planing. These procedures are performed by Drs. Castro and Karavan to thoroughly clean below the gumline and remove tartar buildup, helping to restore and maintain gum health.

Prioritize Your Oral Hygiene

Drs. Castro and Karavan at Sacramento Dentistry Group emphasize the importance of early intervention and regular dental care to manage plaque and tartar. By understanding these dangers and maintaining diligent oral hygiene, patients can prevent many related dental issues.

To learn more about plaque and tartar prevention or to schedule a consultation, contact Sacramento Dentistry Group at (916) 538-6900. Visit our website for more information about our dental services and how we can help you achieve optimal oral health.


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