Food particles left on or between teeth after eating are broken down by bacteria to form plaque. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which is visible as a brown crust on the tooth. Tartar also accumulates under the gums, where it causes gingivitis (red, irritated gums) and eventually periodontal disease (loss of attachment of tooth roots to tooth socket).
Our Dentistry Services:
Digital Dental X-rays
Scale and Polish (cleaning)
Oral Surgery (tooth extractions)
Full Mouth Digital Dental Radiographs
Home Care (brushing or water additive)
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