As you make your way through daily life, you are probably spending just a few fleeting moments thinking about your oral health (though in most instances, caring for your teeth and gums is something that is generally set on auto-pilot). As a result, it’s easy to let your method of care devolve a bit into something that ignores important some smile care factors. To make sure you are aware of very significant details, your Moreno Valley dentist offers some helpful reminders.

What Happens To Plaque Within 24 Hours

Remind yourself as regularly as you can that plaque can turn into tartar within as little as just one day (that’s 24 hours to be exact). If you fail to brush or floss, you can bet that plaque you might have easily swept away with dental hygiene will stay on your teeth until we remove it professionally. Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that what might be weeks or months of tartar buildup can become a serious problem.

What Happens To Your Teeth Without Cleanings

Now, your Moreno Valley dentist continues to explain why accumulated tartar is such a problem: It promotes tooth decay, it encourages gingivitis, and it’s not going anywhere. If you skip cleanings, the tartar will remain on your teeth long-term, which means ever declining oral health. Even if you continue to brush and floss according to our instructions at this point, you will still be in danger of experiencing severe concerns that will require restorative care. The best option? Schedule a visit!

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.