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Oral Hygiene FAQ: What Is Dental Tartar?

KIRKLAND PREMIER DENTISTRY Oral Hygiene FAQ: What Is Dental Tartar? What is Dental tartar 01 Dental plaque or tooth plaque is a microbial plaque and soft, sticky film that build upon the teeth when bacteria in the mouth mix with sugary or starchy foods. How Is Dental Tartar Formed? Deposited on the teeth it traps stains which in turn, cause discolouration. Foods like milk, soft drinks, cake, and candies that contain sugars or starches are big contributors to the growth of plaque. 02 What Are the Symptoms of Dental Tartar? 03 A fuzzy feeling on the teeth is the topmost sign that you have plaque. Other signs are Chronic bad breath (halitosis), Red, swollen, tender gums that bleed after brushing. Who May Be More Likely to Get a Plaque? 04 If you: Eat foods or drinks rich in starch or sugar. Have dry mouth due to medications You are a regular smoker How Can I Prevent Plaque Buildup? 05 • Floss daily • Brush twice a day • Chew sugarless gum • Choose healthy foods • See your dentist • Use mouthwash Kirkland Premier Dentistry Dr. Gaurav Sharma 10601 NE 68th St. BDS, DDS Kirkland, WA 98033 FIND MORE AT WWW.KIRKLANDPREMIERDENTISTRY.COM

Oral Hygiene FAQ: What Is Dental Tartar?

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Dental plaque or tooth plaque is a microbial plaque and soft, sticky film that build upon the teeth when bacteria in the mouth mix with sugary or starchy foods. Saliva, food & juices combine to gener...

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