The Hidden Dangers of Plaque and Tartar: Prevention and Treatment

Guarding Against Oral Threats

At ROBERT K. CHENG DDS, located at 2370 Professional Drive, Roseville, CA, Dr. Robert Cheng is committed to educating patients about the often-overlooked dangers of plaque and tartar buildup. These substances are not only common but can lead to significant dental and health issues if not managed properly. This blog aims to discuss the prevention and treatment of plaque and tartar, illustrating their importance in maintaining oral health.

Understanding Plaque and Tartar

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on the teeth, composed of bacteria, food particles, and saliva. If not removed regularly through brushing and flossing, plaque can harden into tartar, a calcified material that attaches to the enamel of your teeth and can lead to gum disease. Dr. Robert Cheng emphasizes the importance of controlling these substances to prevent a range of dental problems.

Prevention Strategies

The best defense against plaque and tartar is a robust oral hygiene regimen. Dr. Cheng recommends thorough brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antiseptic mouthwash to reduce bacteria. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings at ROBERT K. CHENG DDS are also crucial, as they remove tartar buildup that can’t be eliminated at home.

Professional Treatment Options

When plaque and tartar lead to dental issues such as cavities or gum disease, professional intervention becomes necessary. Dr. Cheng offers treatments like scaling and root planing to remove tartar beneath the gum line and restore healthy gums. These treatments are detailed, ensuring patients understand the procedures and their benefits.

Committing to Oral Health

Dr. Robert Cheng and the team at ROBERT K. CHENG DDS are dedicated to helping patients understand the risks associated with plaque and tartar. By following the prevention tips outlined and seeking regular professional care, patients can significantly mitigate these risks.

For more information on how to manage plaque and tartar or to book a cleaning, contact ROBERT K. CHENG DDS at (916) 782-1033. Visit our homepage to learn more about our dental services and how we can help you maintain optimal oral health.

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