You might not know very much about tartar. However, it’s something you need to know a thing or two about in order to really have the knowledge necessary to completely protect your smile! With that said, where to go from here, you may wonder? Should you do a bit of research on your own? Absolutely not! All you need to do is take some reminders from your Riverside dentist to heart and you’ll be ready to keep your smile beautifully clean and in wonderful health.

Reminder: It Forms Quickly!

Your Riverside dentist wants you to remember that tartar forms very quickly! No, we don’t mean within a week or so. We mean that in as few as only 24 hours (yes, just one day) to about 48 hours, what was initially plaque (that you can easily remove with brushing and flossing) will become a substance that is absolutely too stubborn for you to do anything about at home.

Reminder: You Can’t Brush Or Floss It Away

As mentioned, you’re not going to be able to do anything about tartar once it’s formed unless you see us for some professional help. Once it’s there, it’s there until your next cleaning! Don’t expect your toothbrush, floss, or anything else to do the trick.

Reminder: It’s Bad News All Around

Your Riverside dentist reminds you, as well, that if you think to yourself, “Oh well, I’ll just ignore the tartar until my next visit,” you’re doing your oral health a disservice. While it may not look obvious for a while (though it will eventually look yellow and unsightly), even very small amounts of tartar make you a much likelier candidate to end up with decay, gum disease, and more. So, prevent it with proper dental hygiene!

Avoid Tartar Related Issues With Visits

Learn about tartar during your checkups with us and have any trace amounts removed during cleanings! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.