Believe it or not, plaque can rear its ugly head in any mouth–even yours–no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-lover, watch out.
The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. This bacteria feeds on sugars and produces acid that eats away the tissues of the tooth and leads to cavities. Cavities originate on the surface and spread through teeth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.
A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t a reality for some folks. We encourage anyone who is unhappy with their smile to consider the benefits of a smile makeover.
Cosmetic dentistry can be a significant investment but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Marble Falls cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about sedation dentistry, general dentistry, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, restorative dentistry and any number of other dental services.
Greg Ritchie has been serving the Marble Falls area since 2000. Call 830-693-8833 to schedule a consultation.