3 Reasons To Take The Threat Of Tartar Buildup Seriously

Are tartar formations already causing problems for your smile? At every regular dental exam, any tartar buildup found on your teeth can be removed during your dental cleaning. If you go without preventive dental care, these formations can accumulate and cause serious trouble for your oral health! At our Ankeny, IA dental practice, we can provide important ongoing support to make sure tartar buildup is not able to create issues for your smile. You can make sure you are protected between visits by thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth. This removes plaque buildup before tartar deposits can form.

1. Tartar Will Remain In Place Until Your Next Dental Cleaning

If you do a better job brushing and flossing, will you be able to remove tartar that has accumulated on your teeth? Unfortunately, tartar is not so easy to address! Better daily oral care habits certainly help you fight the formation of tartar, just as your habits help you prevent problems with tooth decay that require restorative dental work. With that said, tartar deposits – like cavities – call for a trip to the dentist’s office. If you are consistent about regular dental exams, you can count on the removal of tartar. Without these appointments, any formations that are present can continue to pose a threat to your well-being.

2. Accumulated Tartar Creates A Risk For Tooth Decay

Tartar deposits are the result of hardened plaque. When buildup remains on teeth, you face a continued risk for decay that leads to cavities. When multiple tartar deposits are present, and you are not having them removed, you may find that when you finally return to the dentist’s office, you need multiple dental fillings – or even dental crowns – put in place to restore your smile.

3. Tartar Buildup At Your Gum Line Can Lead To Periodontal Problems

When tartar accumulates at your gum line, you are more vulnerable to periodontal problems. Gingivitis can cause symptoms like sensitivity to bleeding, gum line recession, and a swelling or reddening of tissues. Your periodontal health can have a significant impact on your long-term dental health, as well as on your general well-being. Because of this, it is important to respond to signs of an infection as soon as possible, so your condition does not have the opportunity to worsen. By performing a special cleaning to remove bacteria that travel beneath your gum line, your dentist can restore the condition of your gums.

An Expert Cleaning At Dental Impressions Can Take Care Of Tartar!

Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA is prepared to help you maintain a healthy smile by keeping your smile free of tartar buildup. To learn how we can provide important preventive care, and how we can address oral health problems that affect your smile,  by calling the Dental Impressions office today at (515) 965-0230.