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Doing your best to resist plaque is essential to positive oral health care. In fact, removing plaque each day is the main reason why it is critical to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Plaque is a dangerous substance to your oral health and can harm your teeth.

Our dentist, Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann, understands the importance of plaque resistance. That is why, our team in Carlsbad, California, encourages you to brush regularly and visit your dentist at least every six months for a proper dental cleaning. To help you understand more about plaque, our team is happy to share some insight on the topic.

In a nutshell, plaque is an incredibly sticky film that holds bacteria that clings to your teeth after you eat or drink every day. If left unnoticed or ignored, plaque can cause the bacteria to soak into your tooth enamel and gums, which leads to tartar buildup. The tricky thing about tartar is it can only be removed by your dentist. These substances create cavities when untreated, which can destroy your teeth and usher in gum disease. That is why it is critical to remove plaque at least twice a day.

If you have the need to see a dentist for a dental cleaning, or if you have questions about your oral health, please feel free to call us today at 760.729.5964 to make an appointment. Our friendly dental team at the practice of Steven A. Beuligmann, DDS Inc is happy to help you with your oral health care needs.