The fight to stop tartar from forming on your teeth is an important one. Tartar deposits that form will not budge when you brush and floss, which means they stick around to cause problems with dental decay and gum disease until your next professional teeth cleaning. Fortunately, you can keep your smile safe against the buildup of harmful debris through a consistent brushing and flossing routine. The effort you put toward keeping your teeth clean will keep oral bacteria and food debris from gathering, which prevents the formation of plaque. Be sure to brush and floss thoroughly in order to stop tartar accumulation in areas that are difficult to reach. Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office can offer guidance on smart oral care when patients have questions. Through guidance and preventive dental care, we can help you avoid frustrating issues with cavities and periodontal problems!

1. The Absence Of Flossing In Your Smile Care Routine

If you are not flossing, you are leaving the spaces between your teeth vulnerable to the buildup of oral bacteria and food particles, which can result in plaque and tartar formation. Simply counting on your brushing routine to protect your smile can lead to limited results, as the bristles are not effective at cleaning out those areas where your teeth meet. To avoid tartar buildup at your gum line, make sure your floss string is brought all the way down to the base of teeth.

2. Poor Brushing Habits

How good are you at brushing your teeth? Because this is a practice we pick up at a young age, many people grow comfortable with their approach to dental hygiene and fail to notice that they have developed bad habits. A few issues to be aware of are inconsistent brushing, brushing for too short a time, and brushing too aggressively. Tartar can form in a short time, making consistency valuable in an oral care routine. If you are brushing for less than two minutes, you are less likely to stop bacteria buildup in hard to reach areas. While forceful brush strokes can seem helpful, they can actually wear down your enamel, making you more vulnerable to future problems.

3. Not Scheduling Routine Dental Appointments

Without routine dental exams, you can be stuck with the tartar deposits that have formed. You can also allow a cavity that could have been treated with a dental filling to worsen. This means that by the time you do see a dentist, you can require a root canal procedure and dental crown! With the support of regular trips to the dentist’s office, it becomes easier to stay on top of your oral care needs.

Set Up A Dental Appointment With Your Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office

At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, patients can look forward to consistent support that helps them keep their teeth free of problems. To find out more about our services, or to contact another one of our locations closer to you, reach out to us at the following:

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

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