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Improving your oral health includes getting to the bottom of what’s causing your problems with your teeth and gums. For most people, it’s plaque. Plaque buildup is a sticky film that covers your teeth with a thin layer of bacteria and debris that if left untreated, can lead to risks such as cavities and potentially gum disease. To keep your smile safe, eliminate plaque from your mouth.

Several oral health risks often come with plaque buildup, which is because plaque buildup is a thin layer that lies atop your teeth and gums and slowly damages them over time. Plaque consists of debris and bacteria that can even convert other substances such as sugars and carbs into harmful acids that will chew through your tooth enamel. For this reason, plaque buildup is a leading cause of cavities and gum disease. If left untreated, plaque buildup can even turn into tartar and make tooth death more likely.

Fortunately, plaque can be treated. If you are suffering from plaque buildup, visit your dentist for a professional cleaning. Furthermore, enhance your oral hygiene by always taking the time to clean your teeth effectively and safely every single day.

If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Garth Collins at our dental office in Folsom, California, for plaque prevention and treatment, please call us at 916.985.2550. Our team looks forward to keeping your teeth and gums free of plaque buildup.