Believe it or not, plaque can rear its ugly head in any Ft. Worth 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 Ft. Worth resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.
The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it 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.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away at 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.
A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Benbrook, Arlington, Saginaw, and Aledo folks. We encourage anyone in the Benbrook area who is unhappy with their smile to consider the benefits of a smile makeover.
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 Ft. Worth cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, family dentistry, orthodontic dentistry and any number of other dental services.
The Parkway Dentist has been serving the Ft. Worth area since 1973. Come meet Dr. Justin Cook and find out what he can do for your smile! Call 817-769-2763 to schedule a consultation.
The Parkway Dentist
4200 Bryant Irvin rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76109