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Professional Cleaning for Plaque and Tartar

You should see your dentist, Dr. Bruce Adams, in Laramie, WY, at least twice a year for professional teeth cleaning appointments. Regular teeth cleanings are important to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking great! Removing plaque and tartar protects you from tooth decay and gum disease. Keep reading about plaque and tartar and come see us for a cleaning!

Plaque and tartar

Plaque is a sticky substance that builds up on the surfaces of the teeth, and if plaque isn't removed by regular brushing it hardens and forms into tartar. Tartar cannot be brushed away and must be removed by a dental professional. The bacteria in plaque and tartar can eat away at the enamel and cause a cavity, and also irritate the gums, and cause gum disease.

Professional teeth cleaning

For the health of your mouth and the beauty of your smile, you'll want to keep up with regular teeth cleaning appointments twice a year with your dentist in Laramie, WY. Regular cleanings protect against tooth decay and gum disease because all plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of the teeth and your entire mouth is flossed. Cleanings are also an important opportunity for your mouth to be examined and to have an oral cancer screening.

Hygiene routine

Dr. Adams encourages patients to keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home to continue to protect their oral health. We recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. If you have a history of decay and cavities, your dentist may recommend adding a fluoride rinse to your routine.

Prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar to protect yourself from tooth decay and gum disease! See your dentist in Laramie, WY, every six months for a checkup and professional teeth cleaning. Contact us for an appointment at (307) 721-2900.

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