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Have you ever heard that plaque can have a negative effect on your teeth? Do you know why you should try avoiding plaque buildup and tartar is important? Similarly, have you been told what tartar and plaque could potentially do to your pearly whites?

If you have a filmy substance that sticks to your teeth, you probably have plaque on your teeth. You see, plaque can form from leftover food particles on your teeth after you eat. If this plaque is not removed in a timely manner, it will start to erode your enamel which can cause tooth decay and cavities.

Fortunately, removing the plaque on your teeth from home is fairly easy. Brushing and flossing are usually enough, though getting your teeth cleaned bi-annually is highly recommended. If you don’t remove plaque within a day, it can harden into tartar, which must be professionally removed by a trained dental team.

If you’re interested in learning more about avoiding plaque buildup or gum disease in New Bedford, Massachusetts, please give Creative Dental Group a call at 508-990-9900. Our dentist, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya, and our team will gladly answer any of your concerns and inspect your teeth for signs of trouble. We look forward to meeting with you very soon!