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Do you have any treatments in place to ensure that plaque buildup cannot begin to collect in your mouth? Plaque is a sticky film of debris and bacteria that often pools on your teeth if you are practicing improper oral health care routines. If your oral hygiene is slacking or if you’re not brushing and flossing daily, you could leave your teeth vulnerable to several health risks associated with plaque buildup.

Plaque buildup is a known oral health risk for your teeth and gums because it can lead to dental erosion and gum disease. If left untreated, plaque buildup can convert substances in your mouth into acids that can lead to numerous disorders and even cause tooth loss or severe infections. To combat the risks, always make sure that you’re brushing and flossing daily and keeping your mouth clean and free of any bacteria or debris.

If left untreated, plaque can eventually harden into a product known as tartar. Tartar buildup is difficult to wash away and often requires professional care. If you have any tartar buildup, you may want to visit our dentist every 6 months for a professional cleaning to remove it.

You are welcome to schedule an appointment with Desert Dental Group for plaque buildup prevention and care by calling (520) 663.0419. Dr. Brett M. Barney and our team look forward to having you stop by our dental office in Tucson, Arizona.