Dental plaque and dental tartar are two totally different things. Dental plaque is a soft, sticky, film that builds up on teeth and under the gums throughout the day. It contains millions of bacteria and should be brushed away after every meal. When plaque isn’t adequately removed, it will turn into tartar, a hard, calcium deposit that only Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care is able to remove.
Tartar buildup may lead to periodontal disease, cavities, discoloration, and tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, all of these conditions can be prevented with a proper oral care routine and improvements in your diet. Bacteria in our mouths thrive off of sugars and carbohydrates that attack the tooth surface. By eating foods that have high water content, such as fruits and vegetables, less plaque will build up in the mouth. Additionally, it’s important to schedule regular cleanings twice a year to prevent tartar accumulation.
If you have questions or concerns regarding dental health or oral care, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.freshmeadowsdental.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Farid Hakimzadeh of Fresh Meadows Dental Care in Oakland Gardens, NY, call 718-224-7272.