Plaque and tartar the enemies of dentistry

August 10, 2021


The importance of good oral health

It is vital that you have a good dental hygiene routine which consists of effective brushing, flossing after meals, using a good mouthwash and making sure that you visit your private dentist in Nottingham here at Hilton Dental Clinic on a regular basis, to ensure that your daily routine is effective in keeping your teeth clean and your gums strong and healthy. It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least every six months. If you are experiencing any issues with your teeth or gums, presenting with any symptoms which are of concern, prone to dental ill-health or have been diagnosed with any particular dental condition, then it is important that you visit your dentist more frequently, to make sure that any problem is dealt with as quickly as possible and that it is not causing detriment to your surrounding dentition.

Visit your private dentist in Nottingham for a clean and beautiful mouth

Good oral hygiene and regular visits to your private dentist in Nottingham are important in making sure that you do not allow plaque to build up on your teeth and to prevent the formation of tartar. Plaque and tartar are the main causes of most dental issues. Plaque is a substance that continuously forms on the surface of your teeth and can be removed with good brushing and flossing, however if it remains on your teeth then it reacts with the sugar in your food and drinks which cause it to thrive. Despite looking after your teeth well and thinking that you have a good dental hygiene routine in place, plaque can remain in those hard to reach areas of your mouth and eventually leads to the formation of tartar. Tartar provides a smooth surface for further plaque formation and then bacteria in the plaque secrete acids which begin to damage your teeth. Tartar cannot be removed at home and requires professional cleaning.

When you visit our private dentist in Nottingham each appointment will usually involve a full examination of your mouth to make sure that your teeth are clean and your gums are healthy. Our dentist may recommend that you visit our hygienist to help remove any plaque or tartar which may have built up on your teeth. If left untreated plaque and tartar can cause cavities in your teeth, tooth decay and gum disease, resulting in periodontal diseases and even tooth loss.

Many of the issues caused by plaque and tartar that have been mentioned above can be asymptomatic until the damage has been done, however there are many signs and symptoms which you should not ignore and you need to consult our private dentist in Nottingham immediately to help minimise the damage to your teeth and to prevent further complications such as tooth loss in the future. Symptoms such as toothache, bleeding gums, sensitivity and bad breath should not be ignored and the quicker that you speak to a dentist the easier it will be to treat such issues and also prevent detriment to your surrounding healthy teeth. Speak to us at Hilton Dental Clinic to find out more about how to look after your teeth and gums and how visiting your dentist regularly can help promote good oral health for life.

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