Plaque is a white, sticky film that clings to the teeth and gumline. Unfortunately, it is very dangerous for the smile, especially because it can promote tooth decay and gum disease. It’s important to remove this substance regularly by brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting your dentist. If you don’t remove it from your smile, it can turn into tartar, which is a toxic substance that can severely harm and damage your smile.
There are a few signs and symptoms related to plaque and tartar growth. First, plaque can irritate the gums if it’s not removed frequently. This makes the gums swell and bleed. This is the first sign of gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. Another sign is the appearance of yellow or brown deposits at the bottom of the teeth and above the gumline. The only way to help your smile at these points is to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Szilard Zombor.
The best ways to prevent plaque and tartar growth on the smile are to brush for two minutes twice a day, floss thoroughly once a day, rinse with anti-bacterial mouthwash, and attend your six-month checkups.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about plaque in Lynnwood, Washington, please reach out to our dental team at Concept Dental by dialing 425-697-3907. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!