Keep Your Teeth Healthy with Dental Cleanings in Woodbury
Plaque is a bacteria-containing film that builds up on your teeth naturally, a result of everyday activities such as eating and drinking. Daily brushing and flossing, while very important, only removes some of the plaque. Having your teeth cleaned regularly to remove the plaque will prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
- Plaque hardens into a substance called tartar. Tartar that builds up, especially along the gum line, may cause a condition, gingivitis, with red, swollen and bleeding gums.
- Sugar from food and beverages also mingles with the plaque to produce an acid that erodes tooth enamel and causes cavities.
Dental hygienists at Woodbury Dental Partners eliminate the plaque and tartar from your teeth, especially below the gum line. Hygienists will also examine your teeth and mouth for any other care that may be needed.
Daily brushing and flossing will protect your teeth from some plaque and tartar accumulation; however, the best defense includes regular dental cleanings from the dental health team at our Woodbury office.