Plaque develops between brushings and becomes tartar if left to build up. Treatment for the two conditions are different, but regular dentist appointments helps prevent both.
- Plaque forms on teeth and around the gumline but is easy to remove through regular brushing and flossing.
- Tartar is a harder substance which can grow over time from plaque buildup, and will need to be removed by a dentist.
- If tartar is not removed it can result in tooth decay, gum disease and possible tooth loss.
“Hard brushing isn’t needed and can actually cause further damage to your enamel. It doesn’t take a lot of force to remove plaque—gentle brushing with a quality toothbrush will do the trick. Flossing once a day can help remove plaque in places that your toothbrush can’t reach!”
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