Your teeth are used daily to bite, chew, and grind your food. It’s only natural for plaque to accumulate on your teeth. Daily brushing and flossing minimize plaque build-up but may not remove plaque and tartar entirely as there are always areas your toothbrush can’t reach. For total dental plaque removal, you need a professional dental cleaning. Bi-annual dental cleaning from Bearley Dental in Charlottesville, Virginia, will get your teeth sparkling clean.
Plaque is the sticky film-like substance that forms on your teeth when your saliva mixes with the food you eat. This substance contains bacteria that can harm your teeth if not removed daily. Brushing and flossing help remove plaque in the areas where your toothbrush can reach. There are areas; however, your toothbrush can miss, such as the nooks, crannies, and grooves of back teeth. This is where plaque build-up can occur. Over time, plaque can harden into calculus or tartar, which can eat away at the enamel of your teeth and cause cavities.
Plaque and tartar build-up puts you at risk of:
The good news is that plaque and tartar can be removed entirely through professional dental cleaning. At Bearley Dental, we use special dental tools to cleanse your teeth and gums of plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria that can destroy their health and usefulness. Bi-annual dental checkups and cleanings help keep your teeth healthy and strong and your smile intact year after year.
Dental checkups are an essential aspect of good oral health. Through routine checkups, Dr. Daniel Bearley can uncover signs of early decay or gum disease before these problems can damage your teeth. We can even recommend preventive treatments to improve tooth health and quality. Dental cleanings help keep cavities at bay and give your teeth a polished gleam that brings out the beauty of your smile.