How much good is your current smile care routine doing for you? Is it protecting you against the formation of tartar deposits? If not, you should be concerned about your overall oral health, as these deposits will remain in place and create issues for your teeth and gums until your next professional teeth cleaning! Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help you maintain your dental health by providing professional cleanings along with reviews that alert you to any problems that should undergo the appropriate restorative dental work. With that said, better hygiene efforts between these appointments can help you avoid tartar buildup and reduce your risk for the kinds of problems that require in-office services.

Tartar Formation Can Create Different Oral Health Concerns

When plaque deposits remain in place and harden, they form tartar. The accumulation of this latter substance should worry you. While tartar buildup itself does not require restorative dental work, it will make you more vulnerable to problems that do. These deposits are resistant to brushing and flossing, so they will remain to cause problems until your next professional teeth cleaning. As a result, you can have a sustained exposure to the bacteria contained in the buildup, so you are more likely to have issues with dental decay and gum disease.

Keep Up With Good Habits To Fight Plaque Buildup And Avoid Tartar

When you practice good brushing and flossing habits, you can maintain an effectiveness at plaque removal that lowers your tartar risk. To see the right results, give yourself at least two minutes to brush, and take care to reach those spaces that are difficult to access. Confirming that your toothpaste is ADA-approved and committing to regularly replacing your toothbrush after three months will also help you maintain an effective routine. You should also floss every evening to fight the accumulation of plaque between teeth. To lower your risk for periodontal problems, be sure to bring the string all the way down to your gumline to clear away microbes that are found near these soft tissues.

Dealing With Tartar Buildup At Regular Dental Exams

Tartar buildup will be dealt with whenever you come in for a routine dental exam and cleaning. Your hygienist can find and remove any deposits that have accumulated since your last visit. In addition to providing this service, you can receive feedback that helps you improve your hygiene efforts at home. This care is provided along with a review by your dentist to see if there are any active problems that require more involved periodontal care, as well as any issues with teeth that require restorative dental work.

Your Riverside, CA Dental Visits Can Help You Fight Tartar Buildup

To find out more about the importance of fighting tartar formation, or to set your next dental exam, please call our Riverside, CA dentist’s office (or any other one of our locations closer to you) 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.