We are always reminding our patients here at Smile For Life in Bridgewater and Staunton, VA to brush and floss their teeth daily.
Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any Bridgewater mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Bridgewater resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.
The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria is a natural part of the environment in your mouth. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, the bacteria will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.)
Bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.
Cosmetic dentistry can be a significant investment but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Bridgewater cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Invisalign®, sedation dentistry, general dentistry and any number of other dental services.
People from Waynesboro, Fairfield, and Monterey come to Smiles For Life in Bridgewater and Staunton, VA for general and cosmetic dentistry, and so much more. Schedule your next appointment today!
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115 Oakwood Dr.